Predator Film and Justseeds Art Show
FILM SCREENING AND JUSTSEEDS ART SHOW
"Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators" - Film, Art Show (by Justseeds Artists' Cooperative) & Discussion
Monday, June 14th @ the Hollywood theater - 7PM - Birds, butterflies, beaver and antelope, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators like the wolf and cougar? For those who have seldom given thought to the great predators so often missing from the web of life, here is a world of reason to think again. Following in the footsteps of wolves and cougars, and the scientists working to understand their place in the rapidly changing world of nature, award-winning filmmakers Karen and Ralf Meyer of Green Fire Productions have captured the predators' ongoing drama in their new documentary, Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this captivating documentary goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. Lords of Nature will screen in PORTLAND on MONDAY, JUNE 14TH at 7PM at the Hollywood theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd), accompanied by an Art Show by Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, highlighting art about predators and our relationships with them. It will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with scientists, wildlife managers, and conservationists.
"This is an incredible opportunity for people to learn about scientific discoveries we need to consider and incorporate into our decision-making on managing wildlife and public lands," said Hazel Robin from Big Wildlife. "This is crucial right now as the comment period on the Oregon Wolf Plan ends on June 30th", says Robin.
Narrated by Peter Coyote, Lords of Nature journeys to the heart of predator country: the Yellowstone plateau; the canyons of Zion; the farm country of northern Minnesota and the rugged open range of central Idaho - all places now resettled by the great beasts society once banished.
Here scientists discover these top carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, keystone species whose presence in sufficient numbers can dramatically reverse the slow decay of America's wild West.
Filmmaker Karen Meyer states, "What I learned while making Lords of Nature is that it is time to rethink the way we look at the world. Nature is facing unprecedented challenges with the onset of climate change. Increasing the resiliency of wildlife and ecosystems is critical and to do this, we need to ensure we have healthy populations of top predators on land and in the sea."
Lords of Nature and the Justseeds Art Show will be presented by Big Wildlife, Oregon Wild, Bark and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force on Monday, June 14th at 7pm at the Hollywood theater. This is a free event and open to the public. For a complete list of upcoming appearances and more information, go to www.lordsofnature.org
WHERE: HOLLYWOOD THEATER, 4122 NE SANDY BLVD.
WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 14TH, 7PM - DOORS OPEN 6:30
(Please arrive early to enjoy the art)
COST: FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome - $5-15 suggested)
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