Awake and Engage film series continues with screening of Green Fire about the life of philosopher, teacher, writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. The following is from AEF’s press release:
The next installment of the fourth annual Awake and Engage(d) documentary film series will be on Thursday, February 16th. Special guest and local storyteller, Jim Pfitzer, will host the event, and it should be a great experience! Details regarding the upcoming film are below, and we hope to see you there. Please email me with any questions.
When: Thursday, February 16th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: UC Raccoon Mountain Room
Film to be screened: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our time
Film website: https://www.aldoleopold.org/greenfire/index.shtml
Host: Jim Pfitzer
Best known for his nature-based personal tales told with a distinctly southern delivery, storyteller and native Chattanoogan Jim Pfitzer has been lauded a “true Tennessee treasure” and his work called “avant-garde and old fashioned at the same time.” Pfitzer, who performs and teaches workshops from coast to coast, is working on a new one man show about the life and work of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. Learn more about Jim Pfitzer at www.jimpfitzer.com. After the film, Mr. Pfitzer will recite Leopold’s essay “Thinking like a Mountain,” and lead a brief Q and A. There will be copies of Leopold’s Sand County Almanac on hand for reduced rates.
About the film: Green Fire connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects. It is the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
The film is being shown in community screening venues like this one throughout 2011 and early 2012. It will then be released on public television in 2012.