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September 22, 2017

8/25/2017 10:11:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church invites residents to Wild and Scenic Film Event

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mineral Point, believes in the wonder of creation. We know that concern for this fragile earth, our island home is shared throughout our community. In an effort to foster conversation and raise awareness, the church invites residents to join us on Saturday, September 9 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for an evening of enivornmental films at the Mineral Point Opera House - a "Wild and Scenic Film Event!" These environmental films will show the beauty and adventure of our world as well as issues prevelent in local and worldwide areas.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com and searching 'Wild and Scenic Film Event.'
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA, which is now in its 15th year. Wild and Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of the planet.
"Films featured at Wild and Scenic give people a sense of place," Amelia Workman, Tour Associate Director said. "In today's busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference."
Featured in the Mineral Point event is a local film about the rusty-patched bumble bee - A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honey bees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of native bees, and one elusive species - the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee - has become his white whale.
Another film of great interst is Great Lakes, Bad Lines by Colin McCarthy, Paul Hendricks and Scott Hanson. Two Michigan-born adventures journey fossil-free for 500 miles across Michigan's Upper Peninsula along the route of Enbrigde Oil's Line 5, a 63-year-old pipeline that threatens inland waters and Great Lakes. Through the lens of adventure, personal stories and natural beauty, this film highlights the ecosystems and livelihoods that are at risk and inspires all to take action within their own lives.
Trinity Church recognizes that the biosphere or the creation is God's Creation with all humanity as the steward of that creation. The church hopes that the films will inspire conversation and activism on behalf of the environment. Environmental groups are invited to share their literature and speak at the reception following the program at a "walking distance" reception in Tequila Point's Cafe 43 at 43 High Street, Mineral Point.





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