Timed to run concurrently with the Portsmouth Sustainability Fair, the Whaleback Environmental Film & Art Festival makes its debut this coming weekend. Of special interest is the screening of ”The Anderson Farm” and “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” at the Friday Launch Party:
Whaleback Environmental Film & Art Festival
Friday Launch Party & Screenings
The Portsmouth Gas Light Co., 3rd floor club
64 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
May 13th, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $12 / person
Light appetizers, cash bar — unwind after work and celebrate the launch of Portsmouth’s first environmental film and art festival!
The Anderson Farm
A heartwarming profile of Richard Anderson and his family farm. The Anderson dairy farm in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts has been in Richard’s family since 1643, but with no heirs interested in farming, he and his brother Lance decided to preserve the land as farmland for future generations. 116 acres of the farm were successfully preserved in early 2010. (Run time: 7 minutes)
Portsmouth filmmaker Jerry Monkman will be on hand for Q&A following the film.
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time
Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the twentieth-century. He was the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management, and ecological restoration. Leopold wrote hundreds of articles for professional journals that continue to inspires us to establish a healthier relationship between people and land, and his book A Sand County Almanac, a classic of nature writing, asks us to see the natural world “as a community to which we belong.”
Green Fire explores Leopold’s personal journey of observation and understanding and reveals how his ideas resonate today with people across the entire American landscape, from inner cities to the most remote wild lands. This visually stunning film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community. (Run time: 73 minutes)
Whaleback is one of the first screenings of Green Fire on the East Coast, and we’re very proud to be hosting it!
For more information about this and other festival events: www.whaleback.org.