Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An Inconvenient Grade 1 Truth

Al Gore, meet your Big Sky little buddy.

Though only six years old, Bozeman, Montana Grade 1 student Noah Gue is already concerned about climate change. He made a short video about the topic and entered it for consideration in an event tied to Gore's one-time D.C. HQ.

The youngster's film is one of 15 selected from more than 1,500 entries for this year's White House Student Film Festival.

From a report in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Gail Schontzler:

Dad Michael Gue, 32, a wildland firefighter, said he and his wife Amy Larson Gue, a wedding photographer, grew up in Montana. They wanted their two boys, Noah and three-year-old Theodore (named for Teddy Roosevelt), to see and know the West before the environment is altered.
"We live in the most magnificent place on the planet with Yellowstone and Glacier Park," Michael said. "We want to show them how wonderful it is right now, before it’s changed."

The short was shot over a weekend using dad's GoPro camera and edited on the Apple iMovie program. The Gue clan is traveling to Washington, D.C. for this weekend's festivities. The Friday March 20th gathering in the White House East Room will also be live-streamed:

Selections were made in collaboration with the American Film Institute. The student filmmakers selected, and their guests, will attend the screening and a reception in their honor afterwards, made possible by AFI and Participant Media. At the Newseum on Saturday, student filmmakers will be treated to a second day of educational workshops around best practices in the film industry and tips from professional filmmakers and actors.

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