The BC Interior Forestry Museum and Forest Discovery Centre is presenting a series of terrific movies, all to be enjoyed under the stars.
Anna Minten, the museum’s operations manager, said in a statement that the series, which is sponsored by Downie Timber, starts at 7 pm this Friday, September 4, with The Incomappleux documentary about the Incomappleux old growth forest located up the river known to some as the Fish River and to others as the Incomappleux River near Beaton Arm on Upper Arrow Lake.
The film’s director, Riel Marquardt, will be on hand to talk about the film and the 2,000-year-old trees that still remain in that area south of Revelstoke.
“For me this forest is a place of reverence and connection, not only as a monument to what little of its former self remains, but also its ability to heal simply by walking in its profound timeless presence,” he said in the statement.
The second film, Planes: Fire & Rescue, will be shown at 7 pm on Saturday September 5. This is a very well-done Disney film about a famous air racer Dusty, who finds out he may never race again. He is then launched into the world of aerial firefighting and joins forces with a team of veteran firefighters. Together, they battle a massive fire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. As Ian Ward, a local firefighting crew leader stated, “Disney did their research; Planes: Fire & Rescue paints a pretty good picture of the firefighting practices we use today.”
The third film, Death in the Forest, will be shown on Thursday, September 10, at 7 pm. It is a documentary made a decade ago for Global TV that explores the dangers of the forestry industry at a time when 40 people were killed and scores more were injured.
The final film in the series is 78 Days. This was shown last year and is being reprised at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 16, because of the way it hit home for many current and retired tree planters. This documentary takes you through a grueling season of tree planting in northern Alberta. Truly a worst-case scenario, this film gives a good understanding of the highlights and struggles of working as a tree planter.
For more details on the upcoming Outdoor Movie Series please visit bcforestrymuseum.ca/calendar.