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Ward-Pugh and Owen sponsor KWA Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27th

Thursday February 18, 2010

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) will join the Kentucky Water Alliance for a very special event on Saturday, February 27th. Once again, the KWA will present its Environmental Film Festival; this year’s theme “Water Connects Us All.”

“This festival is important in that it targets both children and adults by introducing everyone to the importance of our environment and our water resources through film,” says Ward-Pugh. “Whenever kids make the connection of how our actions affect the planet, the hope for real change multiplies exponentionally.”

“With all the discussion about climate change, global warming and going “green” sometimes a visual presentation is needed to understand what all this talk is about and why it is necessary,” says Owen.

The Film Festival will take place at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

A Children’s program, sponsored by Ward-Pugh and Owen, will take place from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The program features music and entertainment provided by John Gage of Kentucky Homefront. Children will also see the film “Every Day at School”; a film that follows a class spending the first 5 minutes of every day at school taking positive steps to change the world.

The Sierra Club will provide backpacks for participants.

Then an opening reception will be held at 7:00pnm for the main films of the evening. Show times are set from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Among the films of the evening:

· KET’s Dave Shuffett will show a film about Kentucky’s Big South Fork recreational area known for its beautiful waters and breathtaking views

· Louisville filmmaker Robin Burke will introduce her award winning film Living Lightly, a poetic film that explores a way of relating to and loving the land and the bounty it conveys in return for devotion.

· Five other feature films

The Kentucky Water Alliance will also let participants know about a major future project entitled “Show Our Love for Beargrass Creek” in 2010.

“Anyone who wants to educate themselves on how they can help our environment will have the perfect opportunity to start such a journey with this film festival,” says Ward-Pugh.

For more information about the Kentucky Water Alliance and the Environmental Film Festival; go to: Or contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9
Tom Owen (D) 8