Dying Green

Saturday, Mar 2, 12:30P/Oak Park Public Library - Tickets

Ellen Tripler/2011/26 min/Mature theme

Have you chosen to live a greener life?  One man has and he has taken it one step further: he not only wants to live green but he wants die green as well and is helping others do the same.  Dying Green, a short documentary set in the foothills of the Appalachians, explores one man's vision of using green burials to conserve land.

Join filmmaker Ellen Tripler to discuss her film at this screening!

Dr. Billy Campell is the town's only physician, and his efforts have radically changed our understanding of burials in the United States.   His dream is to conserve one million acres of land.  This film focuses on the revolutionary idea of using our own death to fund land conservation and create wildlife preserves.

AWARDS:  CINE Golden Eagle Award; official selection Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital; Myrtle Beach int'l Film Fest; Montana Cine Intl film Fest; Student Academy Award 2012; College Television Award 2012

Programming note:  will be shown with Designing Healthy Communities PBS Series: Searching for Shangri-La.