Back To Schedule
Saturday, September 22 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
A Sense of Wonder

When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her love of privacy, Carson's convictions about the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into a very public and controversial role. Using many of Miss Carson's own words, actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in the documentary-style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.

Saturday September 22, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common