Project Native will host its sixth annual Film Festival showcasing 25 feature and short films on a range of current environmental topics. Each selection is intended to educate, inspire, enrage, and engage the audience.

The festival will kick off Saturday, March 5, at the Tower Theaters in South Hadley and continue the following weekend at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington.

A special event Embracing the Greatest Challenge of Our Time will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

The evening will include a screening of two short films, "Joanna Macy and the Great Turning" and "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community" followed by a panel discussion.

Project Native is encouraging middle, high school and college students to attend and bring their friends.

The festival will continue Sunday, March 13, at the Triplex Cinema with films running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Funding has been provided by the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation.

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