A Sense of Wonder
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
A Sense of Wonder is part of the Sustainable Woodstock Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series
June 22, 2021
Online Streaming for 24 hours.
Free Screening. Register for A Sense of Wonder here: senseofwonder.eventbrite.com
On Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00pm we will be joined for a Q&A post-film discussion with guest Tierra Curry. Curry is a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity where she leads the Saving Life on Earth campaign to end the global extinction crisis. She works nationally with individuals and groups in support of celebrating and protecting biodiversity. She specializes in freshwater species and monarch butterflies. Website: biologicaldiversity.org
When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring” in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her private persona, her convictions about the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into the role of controversial public figure. Using many of Miss Carson’s own words, actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.
Beautifully shot in HD by Academy Award winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler, at Carson’s cottage in Maine, the film is an intimate and poignant portrait of Carson’s life as she emerges as America’s most successful advocate for the natural world. Based on Kaiulani Lee’s popular play of the same name.
Run Time: 55 mins
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To learn more about the Sustainable Woodstock Climate Change and Sustainability Film series visit, sustainablewoodstock.org.
Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group | The Unicorn | Mark Knott DDS.