Geography of Hope Film Screenings: Green Fire & Rebels with a Cause
Green Fire—Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time
Screening and conversation with filmmakers
Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Timeexplores the life and legacy of the famed conservationist. It shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he helped shape the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates his continuing influence, exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level.
Meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. Meet ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working with neighbors in cooperative community conservation efforts. Meet wildlife biologists bringing threatened and endangered species—from cranes to Mexican wolves—back to the landscapes where they once thrived. And learn how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties these modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration for the future. The film also features commentary and insight from scholars and conservation leaders, including three of Aldo Leopold’s children—Nina, Carl, and Estella.
Green Fire was honored with an Emmy award for Best Historical
Documentary at the 54th annual Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service.
Rebels with a Cause
A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels with a Cause spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature. Not only was open space preserved, but their efforts pioneered a conservation ethos that today is more the norm than the exception in Marin County. Rebels celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. With California’s rapid population rise in the 1950s, the California coast seemed destined to follow the prevalent pattern of suburban development. But these rebels changed the fate of the land. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today.
Rebels with a Cause received the 2012 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary - Active Cinema. It was written, directed, and produced by Nancy Kelly and edited and produced by Kenji Yamamoto and produced in partnership with PBS station KRCB, Channel 22 North Bay.
Watch the preview: http://krcb.org/video-on-demand/rebels-with-a-cause-preview
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