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QC Environmental Film Series: Black Ice

Hi, my name is Zoe McConohy, and I am a student representative for Black Hawk College’s environmental club known as Clean Sphere. 2023 is the fourth year that the QC Environmental Film series hits the screens. The 2023 QC Environmental Film Series runs from Jan-March with a total of 6 documentaries addressing the environment and conservation. Admission is $5 for General admission and free for students. A season ticket is $20 which can be purchased at the door or

on the River Action website. This year we are also offering sponsorships for $50 to become part of the Film Crew to help support our expanded mission for the QC Environmental Film Series, which includes free access to all of our films. Our film being featured is the second to last of this year's season, so you do not want to miss it.

The documentary “Black Ice” will be shown at the Figge Art Museum on Sunday February 26th at 2pm. The film follows a crew of aspiring ice climbers from Memphis Rox, a non-profit climbing gym and community center in Southern Memphis Tennessee that aims to give disadvantaged youth a place to learn and grow in a positive environment. The teens and young adults accompany professional climbers Conrad Anker, Manoah Ainuu, and Fred Campbell to the frozen wilds of Montana. Although many of the climbers had never left Memphis, they quickly embrace winter camping and ice climbing and learn about themselves along the way. This film is recommended for older audiences as there is some use of strong language throughout.

Succeeding the film will be a 20 minute Q&A segment lead by The creative director from Memphis Rox

We are eager to share this piece of work with you, and hope to provoke ideas on how you can help your community and the earth. Thank you very much, and see you there.