Project Wild Thing

"Project Wild Thing"  (2013, 83m)

Filmmaker: David Bond

GRAND PRIX AWARD--Japan Prize 2014, FINALIST--Social Impact Media Awards 2014 INSPIRING LIVES AWARD--San Francisco Green Film Festival 2014

A film with three screenings and a One Earth Film Festival rating: Great for ages 15+

TICKETS  - Saturday, March 7, 3 pm @ Prairie Crossing School, 1581 Jones Point Road, Grayslake (Lake County), IL

Before and after the film, there will be group discussion with Director of Conservation Partnerships for Conserve Lake County Sarah Surroz, Sustainability Manager for College of Lake County David Husemoller, Nathan Aaberg of Liberty Prairie Foundation, and President and CEO of WRD Environmental Geoff Deigan.  A reception will follow.

Tickets! - Saturday, March 7, 7 - 9:30 pm @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, South Gallery, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL

Discussion will continue after film with a panel comprised of Nature Museum Educator David Bild, Brookfield Zoo Community Programs Assistant Tara de Vaul, and Openlands Education Coordinator Kristin Loverde.

Tickets! - Sunday, March 8, 11 am - 1:30 pm  @ Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago IL

Post-film discussion will include the following panel: North Park Village Nature Center Program Specialist Sean Shaffer, Chicago Park District's Nature Oasis Program Manager Kathleen Solis, and Chicago Park District Director of Conservatories Mary Eysenbach.

David Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

Seats are limited. Reserve your tickets today for a recommended $5 donation per ticket.

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