May 5 – Two Films

April 8th, 2019

For this Sunday, we will view a film on the industrious, buck-toothed engineer – the North American Beaver who are changing the world “one stick at a time”.

The Beaver Believers

The Beaver Believers is a feature documentary that tells the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists – a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser – who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver, an ingenious engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

Released 2016 |  Runtime: 41 min

The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it.  As a keystone species, beaver enrich their ecosystems, creating the biodiversity, complexity, and resiliency our watersheds need to absorb the impacts of climate change.

Beavers can show us the way and do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust the restorative power of nature and our own ability to play a positive role within it. Shot in eight western states, Mexico, and Canada, through desert drought, raging wildfires, forceful floods, and wetland tranquility, this film will change the way you think about climate change and inspire you to take a bite out of the challenges we face, one stick at a time.

Join us for free environmental film screenings at the Watershed Center every first Sunday of the month at 1 pm. Screenings include a variety of topics and film styles including documentaries and major motion pictures. Enjoy free, local, organic popcorn at the show and spend some time on the beautiful Watershed Reserve before and after the movie. Stick around for occasional environmental speakers who answer questions and expand on the work of the filmmakers. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome!

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