Jeffrey McKay/2016/52 min/Conservation
FILM DESCRIPTION: The science and enchantment of the global forest provides us with answers to modern dilemmas. “Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” follows scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Beresford-Kroeger explores the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada. She shares the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.
Optional forest walk at 9:30 a.m. starting in front of the Pavilion.
The 6-minute film “Our Horizon” will precede the feature film. Directed and produced by Jack Szynaka and Nikki Conero while they were seniors at School of Visual Arts in New York City, “Our Horizon” received an honorable mention in the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest.
Arrive a little before 9:30 a.m. at the front of Thatcher Pavilion for an optional 30 min forest walk, led by a Forest Preserve District Cook County staff member (weather and space permitting). After the film, participate in a Q&A, and learn about concrete action opportunities with: Kim Ruffin, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Cardinal Encounters; Sue Dombro, Forest Preserve District Cook County; Andy Basney, River Forest Sustainability Commission; Laura Derks, Flybird Experience. Facilitator: Vincent Gomez, The Chicago Botanic Garden.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.
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