UNDERSTORY - A Journey Into The Tongass
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:30pmRiverwalk Theater, Edwards
A Journey Into the Tongass is a story about a young fisherman who grew up in a salty fishing village in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. When Elsa Sebastian learns that millions of acres of her rainforest home will be stripped of protections and opened to clearcut logging, she’s driven to action; first fixing up an old sailboat, and then setting sail on a 350-mile voyage to explore the last stands of ancient forest in the Tongass. Elsa’s joined on this expedition by two friends: a biologist, Dr. Natalie Dawson, and a botanical illustrator, Mara Menahan. Together, the three women document the wild beauty of the coastal temperate rainforest and bear witness to the destructive impacts of clearcut logging.
You will be emailed a link to watch the film virtually on April 5.