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Two Important Film Premieres: "Boom, Bust and the BLM" & "Decades - Born in Fire "

Join the Crag Law Center, the Oregon Chapter Sierra Club and the filmmakers for the Portland premiere of an interactive film, Boom, Bust and the BLM and a showing of the final cut of Decades - Born in Fire.
These films will be shown Wednesday, July 11th, 6:30 pm at the Hollywood Theater 42nd and Sandy Boulevard Admission - Free with suggested donation of $5.00.

Boom Bust and the BLM sheds light on the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) and the dubious political wrangling behind it. The result of a sweetheart settlement between the Bush Administration and the timber industry, WOPR seeks to remove or severely weaken Northwest Forest Plan protections for forests and rivers on 2.5 million acres of public land.

This documentary interviews rural landowners, small-scale loggers, citizen surveyors and conservationists who discuss their experience with the BLM and their hope for the future. As the BLM prepares to release a draft management plan in August, this film could not be more timely and relevant for those who care about Oregon's forests, biodiversity, sustainable management and the various uses of our public lands.

Directed and produced by Tim Lewis with technical direction by Trip Jennings, Boom, Bust and the BLM premieres this month with screenings in Ashland, Cave Junction, Roseburg, Eugene, Portland and other venues across the Pacific Northwest. The DVD includes an interactive "action tool kit" to help people make their voices heard throughout the WOPR process. (1 hour)

Decades - Born in Fire --- EPICOCITY Project in Association with America's Wild Legacy Presents: Decades - Born in Fire. This locally produced film seeks to find truth covered up by raging fires, black trees, green trees, and the players involved in post-fire logging sensitive burned landscapes. This film takes you on a journey down the Wild Illinois River, weaves together the stories from scientists, young and old, and the amazing live and still scenes from the Wild Siskiyou Rivers Region. From interviews with key players to live footage from Oregon's wild backcountry, come enjoy the story that sprung forth as the last ember from the Biscuit fire cease to glow. Producers Trip Jennings, Kyle Dickman and Becky Kennedy. (35 Minutes)

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