Coming Attractions later this fall.

You're support makes the QC Environmental Film Series possible! You can help make this year a success by CLICKING HERE to purchase a QCEFS T-Shirt.
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CLICK HERE to become a Film Series Underwriter!

Why become a QCEFS underwriter for our 2025 film series?

For $250, you'll receive a Season Ticket to all 6 films, a QCEFS t-shirt, and special recognition on all QCEFS promotional materials, including social media, web, and email, and pre-film credits. Most importantly, as a QCEFS underwriter you will help support free admission for all students and our mission:

To bring inspirational and educational environmental films to our community, encouraging grassroots activism for environmental justice and for the care of our planet.

If you would like to become a QCEFS underwriter, please call River Action at (563)322-2969, email April Kleckner at, or CLICK HERE. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to seeing you at the movies in 2025!

To learn more, please read our letter to our QCEFS Fans!

QC Environmental Film Series Mission:
To bring inspirational and educational environmental films to our community, encouraging grassroots activism for environmental justice and for the care of our planet.

Last Year's QC Environmental Film Series Movie Line-Up

All That Breathes - January 21st, 2024 - Hosted by QC Environmental Film Series Committee

As legions of the black kite (birds of prey) fall from New Delhi’s smoke-choked skies, two dedicated brothers care for them in a makeshift bird hospital in their tiny basement. The majestic raptors are essential in controlling vermin in the urban ecosystem. All That Breathes was a 2023 Academy Award nominee for best documentary.
Reflection Speaker: Dave Murcia - Director/Naturalist - Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Last Paddle? - January 28th, 2024 - Hosted by Black Hawk College's Clean Sphere

This inspirational and visually stunning film which chronicles the amazing lifetime journey of renowned river advocate Mark Angelo who has paddled more than 1000 rivers in well over 100 countries. This film chronicles his life-long commitment to river conservation and restoration around the globe.
Reflection Speaker: Dan Breidenstein - Vice-Chair for Crew - Living Lands & Waters

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes - February 4th, 2024 - Hosted by QC Environmental Film Series Committee

In 1956, 23-year-old biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made a solo journey to South Africa to become the first person to study giraffe behavior in the wild. She faced many obstacles as a female scientist. Dr. Dagg was absent from the giraffe world for 30 years, until her triumphant return which is also celebrated with a journey back to South Africa.
Reflection Speaker: Joel Vanderbush - Curator of Conservation and Education - Niabi Zoo
Environmental Student Fair - Lobby - 2pm-3pm

The Hidden Life of Trees - February 18th, 2024 - Hosted by St. Ambrose's Green Life

“Branching” off of his bestselling book, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides us through his most precious ideas and understanding of how trees work. Presenting ecological, biological and academic expertise with matter of fact candor, Peter inspires us to really see the forest for the trees.
Reflection Speaker: Stephanie M. Adams, PhD - Tree Pathologist & ISA Board Certified Master

Buy the book:The Hidden Life of Trees

We the Power - February 25th, 2024 - Hosted by Augustana College's Student Sierra Club

This inspiring and entertaining film highlights the citizen-led community-energy movement in Europe. The film chronicles four local dedicated cooperatives from deep in the Black Forest, to the streets of ancient Girona, to the urban rooftops of London, as they pave the way for a clean energy revolution to build healthier, financially-strong communities.
Reflection Speaker: Sarah J. Gardner - Climate Action Coordinator - Iowa City

Who Are the Marcuses? - March 3rd, 2024 - Hosted by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

The documentary looks at the lives of Holocaust survivors Lottie and Howard Marcus, an unassuming couple from Great Neck, N.Y. Their surprising donation of $500 million to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the academic Israeli institution furthers water technology research that inspires peace and climate action benefitting us all.
Reflection Speaker: Ellen Marcus, daughter of Lottie & Howard Marcus and Marc Bennett, Executive Producer of 'Who Are the Marcuses'

Sponsored by:

River Action, Nahant Marsh Education Center, Sierra Club Eagle View Group, Fourth Wall Films, and Partners of Scott County Watersheds

A special thank you to our 2024 underwriters:

• Jane & Les Cox
• Lynn Drazinski & Donald Doucette
• Margaret Driscal
• David & Rene Gellerman
• Carolyn & Joseph Martin
• Jerry Neff Memorial Fund
• Glenn Peterson & Kent Douglas
• Mary Regan & Joe D’Souza
• Faye & Dana Waterman
• Cal & Jill Werner
• WVIK Quad Cities NPR
• Truth First Film Alliance

Click below to make a general donation to River Action via PayPal.


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822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969

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