Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer 2020 Virtual Cinema will present a FREE virtual on-demand screening of “Public Trust,” produced by Patagonia Films, on Aug. 19-23, followed by a hosted audience discussion at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. To view the film anytime on the specified dates and participate in the webinar, RSVP at

Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with a link to stream the film on a computer or mobile device beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 until the webinar begins at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23. You will also receive a separate link to join the Zoom event.

In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land.

Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife, and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets.

Part love letter, part political exposé, “Public Trust” investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts — a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters, and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — and makes a case for their continued protection.

Friday Harbor Film Festival has partnered with Picturemotion and Patagonia Films to bring you this exclusive FREE screening of this important and timely film

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this informative and important film by visiting to register! There is no charge to watch the movie and participate in the webinar.