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The Woods Hole Public Library is beginning an autumn film series, featuring several documentaries made available by the film company RO*CO. Thanks to a special grant, these films will be available for free to people associated with the Library.

RO*CO Films International is committed to finding global audiences for the best documentaries of our day. Outside North America, the company has distributed eighteen Oscar-nominated films so far, as well as a curated slate of award-winning film festival documentaries.  The Library showed several of their films last spring, including “Picture a Scientist” and was very impressed with their offerings. 

The first film in the series will be available to stream from the comfort of your own home between noon on Friday, September 24 and noon on Monday, September 27. Interested viewers must register by emailing whpl_mail@clamsnet.org or calling 508-548-8961 to receive the link to the film. Deadline for signing up is noon on Saturday, September 25, but of course people can sign up before that.

In a move to tie into the newly created Climate Preparedness Week, the Library has chosen “River’s End, California’s Latest Water War” as the film for September. This film reveals California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and how moneyed interests play the system. Constant battling over uncertain water supplies heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world. The film has won numerous awards, including the 2021 Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s Jury and People’s Choice awards  and the 2021 International Wildlife Festival’s Sustainable Planet Award.

The next film in the Library’s fall series will be shown on the weekend of October 16. As always, notices will be on the Library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.