DVRPC Regional Student Forum on
Thursday, October 6, 2011
You are cordially invited to a film screening and panel discussion:
“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30PM
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
The feature-length documentaryGreen Firewas produced in partnership between theAldo Leopold Foundation, theCenter for Humans and Nature, and theUS Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21stcentury ecological challenges. Leopold’s biographer, conservation biologist and historianCurt Meine, serves as the film’s on-screen guide.
Green Firedescribes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.
The film utilizes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and other archival documents from the voluminous Aldo Leopold Archives as well as historical film and contemporary full-color footage on location, including landscapes that influenced Leopold and that he in turn influenced.
The film also features commentary and insight from some of today’s most recognized and credible scholars and conservation leaders, including three of Aldo Leopold’s children—Nina, Carl, and Estella, Leopold scholars, noted environmental writers, scientists, humanities experts, public policy leaders, business leaders, and leaders of non-profit groups inspired by Leopold.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Curt Meine, the film’s co-director Steven Dunsky, editor Ann Dunsky, and Ursinus environmental studies professor Richard Wallace.