Thursday, March 19, 2009

Movie Night for Trees

Movie Night for Trees!

Presented by the Providence Tree Advisory Committee

When: Friday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:30

Where: Eddy Hall, Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell St. (just off Broadway, parking lot behind on Grove St.)

Cost: Free

More info: Call Doug Still, City Forester, 785-9450 x219

Come celebrate the arrival of spring and a new tree-planting season!

Please join the Providence Tree Advisory Committee for a viewing of two films

that will raise your spirits and inspire you to roll up your sleeves.

The Man Who Planted Trees

Based on a short story written by Jean Giorno, this animated film is an allegorical tale about a shepherd who single-handedly reforested a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in southern France. The winner of many awards including an Oscar, this one will tug on your heartstrings!

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

This documentary is the story of Wangari Maathia, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Kenya whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy. This award-winning film directed by Alan Mater and Lisa Merton was shown last year at the RI International Film Festival.

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