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The Green Life: Movie Friday!

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February 29, 2008

Movie Friday!

Winter weather getting you down? Escape to the movies with one of our "Film Fridays" selections. Each week we'll feature a movie with environmentally or socially responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.

Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and we may feature it on the e-mail list!

Into the Wild
Guest Review by Green Life Reader Gail Rains

I found this film to be a powerful and visual reminder of the grandeur of wild places. The story concerns a young man, who gleefully flies in the face of convention, and journeys to a very remote wilderness to literally live off the land.  His journey brings him to an abandoned school bus which he adopts as home for many months to come.

Braving not only the wilderness, he must find food, water and comfort in being alone in a place that offers its spectacular beauty, breathtaking vistas and the fact that he is competing with moose and bears for food.

This film reminds me that there ARE still wild places that deserve protection for all future generations but most importantly for the planet itself.  The young man reminds us all that in the wild we may find redemption and our true selves.  Our heritage is to be part of the world not apart from it.

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