David Vassar at the Brower Center


David Vassar at the Brower Center on August 25, 2016 in Berkeley, CA : On Thursday, August 25, 2016 the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate this very special Centennial birthday, the David Brower Cente r welcomes A Walk in the Park with David Vassar, featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian. A VIP Meet-and-Greet with David Vassar, sponsored by Restore Hetch Hetchy (http://www.hetchhetchy.org), will follow the screening. The program includes Harrison Ford appearing in Vassar's Discover Hetch Hetchy, which advocates for the restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite Park.
A Walk in the Park with David Vassar was first presented in March of 2016 by the Environmental Film Festival as a Subaru-sponsored screening to a sold-out audience and resounding accolades at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington DC. A Walk in the Park with David Vassar is a life-long film retrospective through some of America's most magnificent National Parks including Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Death Valley. The film clips are highlighted with personal stories from Vassar's lifetime of environmental filmmaking. Scenes from Vassar's Oscar®-nominated documentary, Generation on the Wind, and the PBS special featuring California State Parks, California Forever, are also included in the program.
Vassar has been called a visionary documentarian whose films have consistently identified environmental and sustainability issues years before the mainstream media. He continues to lead the conversation on pressing environmental issues of our time in the year of the National Park Centennial and beyond. The program includes a sneak-peek of selected scenes from Backcountry Pictures' current production, Conspiracy of Extremes, co-produced with Sally Kaplan, which advocates for desert protection and features scenes from Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and the Mojave National Preserve.
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