Film Screening – Wilderness in America 20th March 2015

An opportunity to view a new film documenting the passion of the heroes of conservation across America, saving natural areas from the threat of development. The film commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act in America. And reminds us of the value of wild places and the legacy for the rest of the world. This is a conservation love story — why America started preserving wild areas for current and future generations.

The Film documents 400 years of America’s changing relationship to the Wild and its conservation. In the last half a century 110 million acres of land have been placed in Wilderness status, making evident the dramatic shift in attitude to the land, from conquest to preservation. The Documentary aims to highlight the passions and achievements of the heroes working for the natural world, who dedicated themselves to getting the wild spaces of the US protected. Written by acclaimed author Bob Baron, with Original images from prominent conservation Photographer Boyd Norton.

Robert C. Baron is founder and chairman of Fulcrum Publishing, is an historian, scientist, and the author or contributor to more than 25 books. He was program manager for the Mariner II (Venus) and the Mariner IV (Mars) onboard space computers. In 1971, he founded Prime Computer, which became one of the Fortune 500 largest American companies, and was its first president and chief executive officer, building a worldwide business. He is chairman emeritus of The WILD Foundation, and past chairman of the American Antiquarian Society.

The screening will take place on Friday 20th March at Little Baddow Village Hall, North Hill, Little Baddow, CM3 4TA,

Doors open 7 pm

Film from 7.30—8.30 pm

Followed by Questions and Answers with Bob Baron,  Screenwriter and ex-Chairman of WILD, USA

Tickets are £5 per person and will include a glass of wine.