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Films & Schedules - POLLUTION IN PARADISE

POLLUTION IN PARADISE

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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POLLUTION IN PARADISE
50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

DIRECTOR: SKEETS MCGREW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On November 14, 1962, KGW-TV broadcast the latest in a long line of award-winning public affairs documentaries it produced (Tom Dargan) examining issues central to the region. POLLUTION IN PARADISE, primarily written and narrated (with Richard Ross) by then-broadcast journalist Tom McCall, was a clarion call to arrest the runaway, man-made pollution that was threatening Oregon’s pristine air, rivers, fields, and quality of life held dear. The film was not only a key starting point of the modern environmental movement in Oregon but the beginning of what would later be the hallmark of McCall’s 1967-1975 term as governor: a deep concern for our physical and social environment manifested in energy awareness and policy, recycling (the Bottle Bill), preservation of public beaches, concern for migrant workers, and collective social responsibility. This statewide look at life in Oregon 50 years ago reveals how much has been accomplished and the critical importance of continuing focus on the preservation of our natural world.

Introduced by Bill Bradbury, council member, Northwest Power & Conservation Council, and former Oregon Secretary of State.

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Whitsell Auditorium     49 Minutes    

Interests: Documentary.

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