conservation meeting/social-documentary - July 1, 2010

glen canyon institute presents: MONUMENTAL: David Brower's Fight for Wild America Join us to celebrate the 98th anniversary of David Brower's birth with a special screening of this inspiring documentary film about his amazing life Thursday, July 1st at 7:00 PM at the Salt Lake Main Library Salt Lake City Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, Utah The story of a true American legend, Monumental documents the life of this outdoorsman, filmmaker, and environmental champion. Brower's fiery dedication and activism not only saved the Grand Canyon (among many important accomplishments) but also transformed the Sierra Club into a powerful national political force, giving birth to the modern environmental movement. The film includes stunning footage of Brower's 1956 raft trip down Glen Canyon, before it was flooded by Glen Canyon Dam. Brower considered his decision to allow the construction of this giant dam to be the greatest mistake of his life. Brower went on to push the 1964 Wilderness Act through Congress, to save the Grand Canyon from damming, and to help create Redwoods National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore. The film reveals Brower as an unlikely and inspiring national hero.

Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Thu Jul 1 2010
Meeting Time:7:00 pm