Momentum Building for California Forever

Momentum Building for California Forever
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With over 1,000 air-dates, CALIFORNIA FOREVER has begun airing across the country on PBS.

On top of all, Sally and David enjoyed two final live screening events in September:

The well-attended and impeccably projected 75 minute version of Episode One screened at the restored Smith San Rafael Theater in Marin on September 9.

Click here for some event photos by Emily Anderson

On September 13, David and Sally participated with CALIFORNIA FOREVER as guests at the Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation at University of California, Berkeley.  UC Berkeley, Parks, and conservation go way back, so it could not have been a higher honor than to be included in this esteemed event.  Following the screening of Episode Two, audience members demonstrated their enthusiasm in complex questions begging to be answered as best as they could by the panel of experts which included:

California Forever:
The Future of Our State Parks
Film Screening and Panel Discussion

David Vassar and Sally Kaplan
Writers, Directors and Producers, Backcountry Pictures

Caryl Hart, Ph.D., ’09
Commissioner, California Department of Parks and Recreation and Director, Sonoma Regional Parks District

Carolyn Finney
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

Rolf Diamant ’73, M.L.A. ’75
National Park Superintendent (Retired), Writer and Historian

J. Keith Gilless, moderator
Dean, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

The lecture was videotaped and is can be viewed online at:




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