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Tuesday, Dec. 9: Puyallup River Film Festival

Carwein Auditorium

"Rodney Raccoon Goes Green" won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Puyallup River Film festival. Photo courtesy of Youtube

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Done on a budget of $434, spanning 23 trips over eight months up and down the Puyallup River - from Mount Rainier to Commencement Bay - you are eager to show the public your film at the Puyallup River Film Festival. Using shots of spiritual rituals, inspirational landscapes and devastating destruction, and interweaving them with a score combining bluegrass, you have expressed ideas about the interconnectedness of humans and the river, and the transcendence of evolution. With a generous grant from The Russell Family Foundation, the University of Washington Tacoma will host the second annual film festival focused on the Puyallup River Watershed. Community members, students and non-profit organizations located in or working in the watershed submitted two- to three-minute videos related to issues affecting the Puyallup River and its tributaries. Of all the judged categories - open, middle school, high school, college/university, non-profit and government - you are confident your film will walk away with at least one award. You have to win; you invited all your friends, even that one guy who skinny-dips in the river.

2nd Annual Puyallup River Film Festival, 6-9 p.m., Carwein Auditorium, University of Washington-Tacoma, 1900 Commerce, Tacoma,

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