November 4 – Two Short Films

August 20th, 2018

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

A preview of the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people with the land.

Released 2010 |  Runtime: 73 min

A Letter to Congress

This film is a homage to Wallace Stegner and the enduring words he wrote in his famous ‘Wilderness Letter’ to Congress in 1960. His poetic appeal for robust and comprehensive conservation efforts of America’s wild lands. The message of this short film is:  We must preserve wilderness as a “means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”

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 accompanying some in-depth topics, answering questions, and expanding on the work of the filmmakers. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome!

Released 2017 |  Runtime: 3 min

Following the films, Girl Scout Shibani Sah will present her Gold Award Project: Clean Water Initiative.

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