‘Ding’ Darling Announces 2022 Virtual Film Series Lineup

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The 10th annual “Ding” Darling Film Series will air virtually this winter on five dates, one of the dates (April 6) with a double-feature. Zoom discussions for the films are scheduled Feb. 16 through April 13. The films explore natural topics — from global warming to the impact of human behavior on the environment as seen through the lens of a sea turtle.

The series kicks off on Feb. 16 with the award-winning documentary 2040, which presents a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. Director Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education, and sustainability.

Another of the season’s highlights, The Biggest Little Farm, on March 2, chronicles the eight-year-journey of one couple as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free film showings. Pre-registration for the films and discussions opens Feb. 3 via the DDWS website and will be required by, at latest, the day prior to the discussion, depending upon availability. (Registrations are limited to 200 for each film.)

Films will be available to viewers on various platforms to watch at a time and link assigned via email. Discussions at 5 p.m. on the dates listed below allow visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other people’s points of view and analyzing what they just watched.

Watch the DDWS website for details. See the calendar of film discussions, below. Early registration is recommended.
Feb. 16 – 2040
March 2 – Biggest Little Farm
March 16 – Salmon Forest
April 6 – Last Green Thread & Chasing Ghosts
April 13 – Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the film series, contact Sierra Hoisington at shois@dingdarlingsociety.org or 239-472-1100 ext. 233.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop profits. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit the DDWS website or contact Birgie Miller at 239-472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com.

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