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International Year of Forests Film Festival

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Date: January 25, 2012

Sitka National Historical Park News Release

103 Monastery Street
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-0132 phone
907-747-5938 fax
Sitka National Historical Park

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

Date: January 23, 2012

 

PIO or Contact Person:

Becky Latanich
Telephone Number: 747-0132
E-mail address: becky_latanich@nps.gov

Sitka's International Year of Forests Film Festival

Sitka National Historical Park (January 23, 2012): The Sitka Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest and Sitka National Historical Park will present the fourth and final week of films celebrating the International Year of Forests starting on January 26th at the park's Visitor Center Theater.

Thursday January, 26th

Find Your Inspiration

7:00 p.m.

Play Again: This film investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature. At a time when children spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world, Play Again unplugs a group of media savvy teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure, documenting the wonder that comes from time spent in nature and inspiring action for a sustainable future. (80 minutes)

Saturday, January 28th

Find Your Inspiration

2:00 p.m.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time: The first full-length, high-definition 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. (73 minutes)

All presentations are free and open to the public. Both the Thursday and Saturday programs will take place at the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater.

For more information please contact: Darrin Kelly at (907)747-4280 or dpkelly@fs.fed.us. You may also contact Becky Latanich at becky_latanich@nps.gov (907)-747-0132.

For more information on the event please visit http://www.nps.gov/sitk/planyourvisit/events.htm

For more information on the International Year of Forests please visit http://www.celebrateforests.com

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.

 

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