Legacy

6 films in this block (59 minutes)

Legacy

“Legacy, what is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” Fortunately for these films, we get to see these individual’s legacies, and watch them grow. Watch President Jimmy Carter discuss the importance of our waterways in “The Wild President.” Follow a Milwaukee woman’s garden and environmental efforts in “Alice Garden,” then explore the world’s seed vault (“The Seed Vault: Preserving Crop Diversity”). Lastly, see how a farmer made a huge impact on their fields and soil … all during a drought (“A Fence and an Owner”).


The Films

The Wild President

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Will Stauffer-Norris

Unsung environmental hero Jimmy Carter grew up inspired by nature’s wonder. But not until he first paddled the Chattooga River did he understand the true power of wild rivers. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, President Carter urges all Americans to protect our rivers.

Alice's Garden

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Jenny Plevin

Meet Venice Williams, executive director of Alice’s Garden, a community garden in Milwaukee. Venice shares her connections with rivers and water, and shows how the garden is using innovative water solutions that are a model for other communities nationwide.

The Seed Vault: Preserving Crop Diversity Forever

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 17 min
  • Director Daniel Sherer

Amid a snow-covered Nordic landscape, a portal on the side of a frosty mountain leads to a long, dark tunnel and then a frozen door. Behind that door: the history of agriculture — of cultivation, selection and environmental symbioses— as told by more than 880,000 seeds. This is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the largest collection of seeds in the world and a safeguard against loss of diversity, insurance that human agriculture can adapt and continue to feed the world. This film follows world-renowned scientist Cary Fowler as he delves into the state of agriculture, co-evolution, extinction and the future of our food supply.

A Fence and an Owner

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Peter Byck

At the Ranney Ranch in arid Corona, New Mexico, Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing is restoring soils and benefiting the environment – and was implemented during a 15 year drought.

Poco a Poco

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Kyle Buthman & Perry Gershkow

A look at the World Surfing Reserve of Bahia de Todos Santos in Baja Norte, Mexico, and how the local community is working together against environmental threats.

Nature/Nurture

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Dietrich Ludwig

Andrea has found that nature can provide tools to cope with her anxiety, depression, and overall mental health, but what if she had learned these skills during her teen years? As the Community Programs Manager for The Little Forks Conservancy, Andrea found the opportunity to bring these skills, awareness, and environmental education to local teens in alternative High-Schools. Teaching youth in grades 9 – 12, Andrea has inspired these group of students in a relatable way.