March 1, 2016
Contact: Cristy Brown
Mesa Verde National Park staff invite you to join us for premier screenings of "Heart of the World: Colorado's National Parks." Screenings will take place on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunflower Theater, 2 East Main, Cortez, Colorado; and on March 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Lewis College, Chemistry Building (130), 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado. These events are free and open to the public. Producer/director Chris Wheeler will introduce the film and answer questions at the end of each screening.
Profiled in this documentary series are Mesa Verde National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and Colorado National Monument. Each episode fuses together the natural histories of each park. The documentary combines stunning photography of the parks filmed through the seasons; breathtaking helicopter aerials; inspirational on-camera interviews; outstanding wildlife shots; and fascinating 3D graphics to tell the stories of five of the most remarkable places in Colorado.
The production company, Great Divide Pictures, based in Denver, is an award-winning production company and prolific creator of National Park Service films, having produced 28 visitor center films since 1996, as well as broadcast series. "Heart of the World," a three-hour documentary series will be released to public television on April 4.
Sponsors for the Cortez screening are Mesa Verde Country and the Sunflower Theater. The sponsor for the Durango screening is the Mesa Verde Foundation.