WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT

WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT

(c) Florentine Films

20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective

WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT (USA, 1992, 56 min.)

Protecting Wild Lands

More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world, this film provides an invaluable overview of the roots of the environmental movement. Step back in time and meet the three men who, singly and together, fought against the current of American thought from the ‘20s through the ‘50s to attain what had once seemed an unimaginable victory – the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Experience the life and times of these three men: forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold, author of the best-selling “A Sand County Almanac” and the first to bring the word “ecology” into standard usage; Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of The Wilderness Society and Howard Zahniser, a tireless bureaucrat with a profound love of the wild places he seldom saw. The film offers a deeper understanding of one of the most important issues facing contemporary civilization today. Directed by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey. Co-produced by Florentine Films/Hott Productions and the American Experience. 1992 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

Introduced by William Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society.

Shown with A PLACE IN THE LAND and THE WILDERNESS IDEA: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINCHOT AND THE FIRST GREAT BATTLE FOR WILDERNESS

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater

14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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