11 Mar '12, 12pm

Green screen: 20 years of environmental films

Green screen: 20 years of environmental films

There have been so many favorite guests for me at the festival over the past 19 years that I don’t know where to begin or where to stop. It has been wonderful to have E. O. Wilson and David Suzuki three of four times, and David Attenborough as well. We have had retrospectives of Terrence Malick’s films with him in attendance, as well as retrospectives of the work of George Butler, Les Blank, Carroll Ballard, and this year Lucy Walker. Also, Alison Argo explaining frogs to hundreds of young children at the Martin Luther King Library, David Conover describing his dedication to films on coastal issues, as well as the late Mike de Gruys explaining his extraordinary underwater work. Equally unforgettable was seeing the late Nobel Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, experience Taking Root , a portrait of her life, for the first time; hearing Peter Matthiessen speak passionately about...

Full article: http://grist.org/living/green-screen-20-years-of-environm...

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