Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Rachel Carson - "A Sense of Wonder"
The Casa Blanca Inn celebrates film. On Wednesday, November 18th, The Farmington Public Library, located at 2101 Farmington Avenue, is featuring A Sense of Wonder, a documentary film chronicling the life of environmentalist, Rachel Carson. Carson first published Silent Spring in 1962, focusing on the risks posed by chemical pesticides, which propelled her into a very public and controversial role in environmental lobbying. Produced by Kaiulani Lee, A Sense of Wonder depicts Carson in the final year of her life, as she struggles with cancer and recounts attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press. The film is an intimate reflection on Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. A Sense of Wonder was shot in HD by Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler at Carson's cottage on the coast of Maine. The film will be shown in the Farmington Public Library Multipurpose Room at 7 PM. For more information, call 505-599-1270 or reference the library's website, http://www.infoway.org/.