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Thu, October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy: Why National Parks?
On the heels of the 2016 Centennial Celebration of the U.S.National Park Service, where did it all begin? Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-award winning writer and director, David Vassar will present and discuss clips from his films that feature Yosemite as the “Birthplace of the National Park idea” and highlight the loss of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in 1913 as the impetus for the creation of the National Park Service in 1916. He will discuss the historic context of each film clip. Vassar’s films focus on the natural world, parks and environmental issues. He also will offer personal and professional insight into the filmmaking process.