The event is free of charge and all are welcome.
This is the first film in a series called The Rachel Carson Film Festival to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," one of the most influential environmental books ever written. She challenged the idea that nature is an object that could be engineered to suit human whims. Carson confronted the belief that the corporate world could be trusted to regulate itself and make decisions that are in the best interests of all Americans.
The second film will be "Gasland" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, also at Mark Skinner Library at 7 p.m. Those wondering about "Hydrofracking" will want to see this. When Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for gas drilling he begins a cross-country odyssey, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.
The November film will be the New England premiere of "Bidder 70," a new award-winning documentary. It is the true story of what happens when one man, Tim DeChristopher, through his conscience, love of nature and