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THE SWAMP: An Informal Evening of Environmental Film, Science & Discussion

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The Community Idea Stations

23 Sesame Street

Richmond, Virginia 23235

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Join us at the Community Idea Stations for an evening of film and conversation about one of nature’s most mysterious and unique ecosystems - the Florida Everglades. The American Experience/PBS film, THE SWAMP explores the repeated efforts to transform what was seen as a vast and useless wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, ultimately leading to a passionate campaign to preserve America’s greatest wetland. The story is told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, from hucksters to politicians to unlikely activists. As the world copes with increasingly deadly weather events, THE SWAMP is a timely tale of the perils of mankind’s abuse of nature. Based in part on the book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald, the film is produced and directed by Randall MacLowry and executive produced by Mark Samels. Producer/Director Randall MacLowry will speak and discuss your questions at the event.

6:00 pm - Reception and Activities

Light refreshments will be available. Exploration Activities, Wildlife Interactions and Art Exhibition provided by Maymont and Endangered Among Us artist Barbara Iobst

7:00 pm - Film Screening and Q&A

Watch the first hour of THE SWAMP, followed by Q & A with Randall MacLowry, producer/director.

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THE SWAMP is presented as part of the 2019 RVA Environmental Film Festival.

For more information about this event and the American Experience/PBS film, THE SWAMP, go to ideastations.org/film.


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