Central Park Conservancy Film Festival kicks off in New York City Tuesday night

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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The 19th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, presented by National Geographic, kicked off in Central Park Tuesday night.

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- It is summer in the city and it's time for the Central Park's annual free outdoor film festival, which kicked off Tuesday night.

The first night of 19th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, presented by National Geographic, was held at Frisbee Hill near Sheep Meadow off of 72nd Street.

This year's festival will feature an array of documentary films, starting with the premiere screening of 'The Territory.'

The film is about indigenous group of people in Brazil who are being threatened by things like mining and have struggled with some of their land being taken.

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Other screenings will include 'America's National Parks' on Wednesday, 'Fire of Love' on Thursday and 'Jane' on Friday night.

Pre-film entertainment will include a sneak-peek episode of 'Edge of the Unknown' with Jimmy Chin.

Eyewitness News' David Novarro helped kick off the festival on Tuesday and will take turns Dani Beckstrom to kick off the festival each night.

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