Thousands of film lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are heading to the foothill towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City this weekend for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. It's considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film events.
Festival organizer Melinda Booth says they're tag-line is "where activism gets inspired."
"We really hope that people will come, they will learn something new, they'll get turned on, they'll be engaged, they'll want to take action to make changes in their lives that will better the world," says Booth.
Booth says this year's theme is: "A Change of Course." And one of the featured movies is "Normal is Over" by Dutch filmmaker Renee Scheltema. Booth and Scheltema visited Insight with Beth Ruyak Thursday.
Scheltema says her movie is a big-picture look at what's happening to the planet.
"I wanted to look at the cause of why we are destroying the planet at such a rapid pace because if you don't analyze the problem you cannot offer solutions," says Scheltema.
More than 140 films will be shown at various venues in Nevada City and Grass Valley. The annual five-day event started Jan. 14 and continues through Jan. 19.