John Muir in the New World

October 10, 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Wednesday 10th October 2012
7.30pm – 9.00pm

Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar

John Muir in the New World

John Muir in the New World first aired nationally in the USA on Monday, April 18, 2011 in honour of Earth Day (4/22) and John Muir Day (4/21). Explaining his impact then and now, this 90-minute documentary delves into Muir’s life and influences with re-enactments filmed in high definition throughout the majestic landscapes he visited: Wisconsin, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra Valley of California, and the glaciers of Alaska. Placing our nation’s most important natural assets in a cultural and social context, John Muir in the New World is a timely reminder of America’s unique and, ultimately, threatened eco-systems.

The publicity blurb which preceded its first showing on American TV in April 2011 said, “A lover and champion of the American wilderness, Muir believed that it was our responsibility as citizens to protect our natural surroundings…  [The film] … illustrates how Muir developed his ideas about nature and became a respected scientist, writer and ‘publicist for nature’ during a critical period in U.S. history.

Please note: due to the limitations on the sized of the audience that can be accommodated in Dunbar Town House please contact the Birthplace – by phone [01368 865899] or e-mail [info (at) jmbt.org.uk] or in person – to check the availability of places.

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