Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sourlands Film Screening Thursday

From a Sourlands Planning Council press release. The HNJJ crew has seen this film and recommends it:
The Sourland Planning Council (SPC) will host a showing of Jared Flesher’s new documentary “Sourlands – Stories from the Fight for Sustainability” on Thursday, October 4th at 7 pm.

This film explores global environmental issues from a local perspective, with the focus on people working to make a difference in the Sourland Mountain region of western New Jersey. The Sourlands are home to the largest remaining forest in central New Jersey, which provides important wildlife habitat and water resources in the midst of one of the world’s most densely developed population centers.

“The natural world doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says Sourlands director Jared Flesher, an award-winning journalist. “What happens in our forests, on our farms, and in our climate is all linked. In my film I look at this one green spot on the map, and tell a story about how if we want to save it — and green places everywhere — we need to start connecting the dots.”
The documentary tells the story of this green oasis from the perspective of its remarkable citizens – including biologists, farmers, hunters, engineers, and entrepreneurs – all fighting in their own ways to sustain the Sourlands and all it represents."

SPC hosted the sold-out premiere of the film this summer. “The crowd genuinely adored the film,” says SPC president Cliff Wilson. “We scheduled a second showing to give more people a chance to see it.” The film maker will be in attendance to speak and answer questions.

The upcoming showing will take place in the antique barn at Cashel, the home of SPC’s vice president at 145 Wertsville Rd. in Hillsborough. Light refreshments will be served starting at 7 pm and the film will begin at 7:30. A contribution of $20 is requested. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended. Please register at More info on the film may be found at .
All ticket proceeds will benefit the host, The Sourland Planning Council (SPC), a local non-profit which works to protect the ecological integrity, historical resources and special character of the Sourland Mountain region through advocacy and education.

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