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'Green Fire' Film Screening (Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time)

Join us for a viewing of the first full-length 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 and land. Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Leopold's biographer, conservation biologist Dr. Curt Meine, serves as the film's on-screen guide. 

Green Fire describes 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 high-definition film will utilize 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. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGIK24N7apQ


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Click here for a Google Map of the Nature Center parking lot location. Click on "Parking at the Nature Center/Greenway" and then you can get directions from your starting point through Google Maps. Give yourself extra time to find the Nature Center if you've never been to Shelby Park. Once you get into Shelby Park, follow the signs for the Shelby Bottoms Greenway/Nature Center. The overhead train trestle is the landmark you're looking for. 

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  • Les

    Thank you for showing this!!

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Thank you so much for screening this; my third time seeing it, and I think I should just buy the film, but it really is a film to see on a BIG screen. The cinematography is epic, and a small screen just doesn't do it justice. I really enjoyed the energy of the group, and the Nature Center is precious. Blessings Denise ~

    November 22, 2013

  • Denise

    Sorry you couldn't find it, Steven! The signs can be hard to see when the park is dark. I tried to turn on every light in the building to be as visible as possible.
    I had a great time with everyone tonight. Thanks to those who made it and to those who tried too. We'll show it again hopefully soon for those who couldn't. I will post another meetup when we do.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I never found the Nature center, and saw no signs for it. I drove around the area for 30 min and saw other cars driving around too.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to back out. Truly bummed I missed it. Will it be shown again anytime soon?

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Is it just the movie, or are people getting together afterwards?

    November 22, 2013

    • Denise

      Just the movie, and discussion afterward. Though there are lots of good restaurants, etc nearby so an "impromptu" could be a possibility.

      November 22, 2013

  • Denise

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to let you know that the Campfire and Night Hike event before the movie has been cancelled due to weather, if you were planning on coming to that. But the movie is still on! See you this evening!

    November 22, 2013

  • Dawn

    I can't be there, but I saw "Green Fire" this summer and then had a synchronistic journey to visit the Leopold Foundation (where they teach the Land Ethic) and visit the Leopold families "Shack" as it's called. The film and experience were profoundly moving. Leopold's work is vital in this time in which wolves are at risk of being taken off the endangered species list and are violently killed in many states out west. For the first time this winter, the sandhill cranes will be hunted legally in TN just outside Chattanooga on lands around their 'refuge.' Leopold was a hunter yet he called forth such a deep respect for wildlife and nature. He considered the sandhill crane the trumpet in Nature's symphony. SEE THIS MOVIE IF YOU CAN!

    2 · November 18, 2013

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