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Paradise Place: Movie and Dessert at Crow’s Nest Preserve

Sunday, June 4, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Crow’s Nest Preserve

201 Piersol Road, Elverson, PA 19520

Human stories take place on remarkably fleeting landscapes. The movie Paradise (Lydia Moyer, 2015) showcases several abandoned sites in the Americas and the all-too-real impacts of change on human communities. Produced over the course of eight years, the film focuses on seven stories and the people whose lives were irrevocably impacted by vanished landscapes. Narratives include Wounded Knee in South Dakota; Centralia, a mining town in Pennsylvania; and the site of Jonestown in Guyana.

Natural Lands Trust’s Crow’s Nest Preserve, encompassing more than 600 acres of woodlands, meadows, and crop fields along French Creek, is a fitting site to examine complex landscapes. Adjacent to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and French Creek State Park, the land we care for today has witnessed myriad shifts in historical and cultural traditions, each one adding memories and perspectives.

Lydia Moyer, the film’s producer, will join us for the screening and guide a post-viewing discussion. Disclaimer: While the film has no violent or graphic footage, it does cover some uncomfortable topics.

Please bring a potluck dessert to share and enjoy during the evening.

Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.

Note that events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants.

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