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Event Details

Lower and Middle Young Lakes near Rugged Peak in Yosemite National Park. Photograph courtesy of the National Park Service.

Dates: 03/20/2014
Time:  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Yates Auditorium
Summary: DC Premiers
Fees: Free

THE MEANING OF WILD (USA, 2014, 30 min.) Go on a journey through one of our nation's most wild and pristine landscapes – The Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. The film follows wildlife cameraman Ben Hamilton as he travels by boat, plane, kayak and foot to capture and share the true value of wilderness. The Meaning of Wild, highlights unspoiled and rarely filmed landscapes while provoking reflection about their importance to us all as it celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act and inspire the next generation of wilderness advocates. Directed by Ben Hamilton. Produced by J.J. Kelley.


YOSEMITE: A GATHERING OF SPIRIT (USA, 2013, 25 min.) The Yosemite Conservancy commissioned renowned filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan to produce a movie to honor the 150th anniversary of the landmark federal act signed by Abraham Lincoln that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The film brings to life a historic moment in America's conservation history as it focuses on the visionary individuals whose efforts laid the groundwork for Yosemite National Park and who planted the seed for the creation of other national parks. Directed and narrated by Ken Burns. Produced and written by Dayton Duncan.

Introduced by Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director of Operations of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Filmmaker Ben Hamilton will field questions following the screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. 

U.S. Department of the Interior
Yates Auditorium
1849 C St., NW
(Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North)


Contact: Diana Ziegler
Phone: 202-208-4743
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