The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting a free screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County,” as part of the 6th Annual One Earth Film Festival.
On Saturday, March 11, film lovers are invited to watch the hour-long documentary, which explores the vastness of the Forest Preserves through the eyes and experiences of the people who care for it and those who enjoy it. Following the screening, attendees can join in a discussion, led by professional trainer and coach Susan Lucci, bridging themes of local Chicago-area forests with those of our global, “intact,” Great Forests around the world.
One Earth Film Festival
Saturday, March 11 • 11 am
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 W Chicago Ave, River Forest
Sue Dombro, director of Trailside Museum, will share the vision behind the creation of almost 70,000 acres of Chicagoland forest, woodlands, prairie, dunes and wetland. Dr. Ashwin Ravikumar, The Field Museum environmental social scientist at the Keller Science Action Center’s Andes-Amazon program, will share about The Field Museum’s work in Latin America in the Amazon, working with species biodiversity and empowering local people to improve their well-being through conservation.
One Earth Film Festival addresses issues surrounding water, energy, transportation, food, waste and recycling, environmental advocacy, social justice and climate change—today’s major environmental topics. Programs are built around full-feature or a mix of short films, followed by action-oriented discussions led by environmental experts and advocates. To learn more, visit oneearthfilmfest.org.
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