Friday, February 24, 2012

New Documentary on Aldo Leopold to Appear in WNC

The public is invited to see the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. The movie, titled Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time, will be shown at four locations across western North Carolina in mid-March.

Green Fire shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.

Green Fire will be shown on the following days and locations:

* March 15, 6 p.m.: Sylva, N.C., Jackson County Public Library, Community Room

* March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Asheville, N.C., University of North Carolina-Asheville, Highsmith University Union Grotto

* March 17, 6 p.m.: Crossnore, N.C., Crossnore Forestry Training Facility, Main Cafeteria

* March 21, 8 p.m.: Swannanoa, N.C., Warren Wilson College, Canon Lounge

Curt Meine, the film’s on-screen guide, is scheduled to attend all four showings. Meine’s doctoral dissertation was a biography of Aldo Leopold, published as Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work.


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