The Power of One Voice

A film exploring the impact of Rachel Carson's life and work

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Two more Pittsburgh screenings announced!

We are happy to announce that there are two more screenings of “The Power of One Voice” scheduled in the Pittsburgh area during the next month or so.

February 21, 2015
Chatham University (Eddy Theater)
Screening at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm)
$15 general admission. FREE for college and high school students.
Register/purchase tickets here: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?EventID=13557

February 28, 2015
Maren Cooke’s Sustainability Salon Film Series (at her house)
Screening at ~4pm (exact time subject to change as audience reaches critical mass)
Maren appreciates an RSVP. Details in the link below.
http://marenslist.blogspot.com/2015/01/feb-28-sustainability-salon-film-series.html

World Premiere A Success!

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I’m delighted to report that the world premiere of “The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson” was a tremendous success! I counted about 175 people in attendance, nearly filling the room (as you can see in the audience picture above), and then we proceeded to sell quite a few DVD’s to the enthusiastic audience after the show. Read on for more details…

Testing the film.
Testing the film in the NCTC theater.

The event took place at the beautiful National Conservation Training Center – A U.S. Fish and Wildlife facility dedicated to training countless visitors in the art, science, and nuance of nature conservation. (That’s my description– I figure they’ve got their own version… ūüėČ They have a state-of-the-art theater where we screened the film in full HD 1080p, and the film looked AWESOME on the big screen.

Mark Madison, a historian at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was our gracious host for the event, taking care of every detail for the entire visit. One of these details was a televised interview that he hosted, featuring myself, Patricia DeMarco, and Rachel Carson biographer, Linda Lear.

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Mark Madison had gathered a few artifacts from the USFWS archives to add a touch of history to the event, and you can see what is believed to be a typewriter that was used by Rachel Carson–though Mark noted that they have no way of actually proving it. Still, it was interesting for me to imagine writing a whole book, let alone a whole series of books, on something as low-tech as that old typewriter.

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One of my favorite, or shall I say “in-favorite” or “anti-favorite” artifacts was this old pesticide sprayer…

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All in all, I couldn’t have asked for more. Many thanks to Mark Madison, Patricia DeMarco, The Steeltown Entertainment Project, Linda Lear, and so many others for helping to make this event happen. Next stop is the Pittsburgh Premiere at the National Aviary on January 29. Please help get the word out!

Attend the Pittsburgh Premiere of “The Power of One Voice” on January 29, 2015

*** SOLD OUT + NEW SCREENINGS ANNOUNCEMENT ***
This event is sold out, but you can join the waiting list through this site: http://powerofonevoicefilm.eventbrite.com. We’ll also be screening the film at least two times in February. Details can be found here: http://powerofonevoicefilm.com/two-more-pittsburgh-screenings-announced/ .

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AviaryLogo_wPgh_FullColorWe are delighted to announce the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Power of One Voice,” scheduled for January 29, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the National Aviary.

The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. Please join us for the Pittsburgh premiere screening of The Power of One Voice on January 29, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. at the National Aviary.

There are limited seats available. Please purchase tickets via Eventbrite:
http://powerofonevoicefilm.eventbrite.com

Perfect for classrooms, community events, or private viewing, The Power of One Voice pulls insights from a variety of speakers at the 50-year anniversary celebration of Silent Spring held at Chatham University and The National Aviary on April 11-12, 2012. This film explores the historical context of Carson’s remarkable achievements and renews her prescient warnings for the modern era.

Notable interviews include renowned Rachel Carson expert and historian, Linda Lear, and a rare interview with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie. Additional interviews include professor Louis Guillette, author Scott Weidensaul, U.S. Fish and Wildlife historian Mark Madison, journalist Don Hopey, and Patricia DeMarco, Former Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

Today, Rachel Carson remains a role model and inspiration for people across the globe, even as the controversy created by her challenge to the chemical industry continues unabated. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.

~Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)

Contact Information:
Mark Dixon, 412-204-6098, mark@lens.blue
Patricia DeMarco, 412-708-9277, demarcop6@gmail.com

This film was produced by Blue Lens, LLC in association with The Steeltown Entertainment Project.

***PITTSBURGH PREMIERE DETAILS***
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM, screening at 7:00 PM, filmmaker Q&A at 8:00 P.M.
Location:
National Aviary
700 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
Questions? Contact Mark Dixon at 412-204-6098 / mark@lens.blue

To watch the trailer, and for more information about this event, screening license purchases, and DVD pre-orders, visit: http://powerofonevoicefilm.com/
Here’s the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/811874938850599/

And remember, there are limited seats available. Please purchase tickets via Eventbrite:
http://powerofonevoicefilm.eventbrite.com

[SHORT VERSION BELOW – FOR QUICK & EASY E-MAIL SHARING]

Please join us for the Pittsburgh premiere screening of The Power of One Voice on January 29, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. at the National Aviary.

The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. Perfect for classrooms and community events, this 51-minute film features interviews with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.
~Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)

Doors open at 6:30 PM, screening at 7:00 PM, filmmaker Q&A at 8:00 P.M.
To watch the trailer, and for more information about this event, screening license purchases, and DVD pre-orders, visit: http://powerofonevoicefilm.com/

Pre-order the DVD of “The Power of One Voice”

New POOV DVD Cover snapshot mini 160x225We’ll be wrapping up production of the DVD for “The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson” soon! If you would like to be notified when it is available for institutional use, community screenings, or private viewing, please sign up for our e-mail list below and we’ll notify you when the film is ready, along with other relevant details. If you *MUST* have one right away for institutional or community screening use, send an e-mail to me at mark [at] lens [dot] blue and we can discuss a custom burn and delivery to you in a timeframe that meets your needs.

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Attend the World Premiere of “The Power of One Voice” on December 18, 2014

US-FWS-logoThe Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. Please join us for the world premiere of this film on December 18, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

Perfect for classrooms, community events, or private viewing, The Power of One Voice pulls insights from a variety of speakers at the 50-year anniversary celebration of Silent Spring held at Chatham University and The National Aviary on April 11-12, 2012. This film explores the historical context of Carson’s remarkable achievements and renews her prescient warnings for the modern era.

Notable interviews include renowned Rachel Carson expert and historian, Linda Lear, and a rare interview with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie. Additional interviews include professor Louis Guillette, author Scott Weidensaul, U.S. Fish and Wildlife historian Mark Madison, journalist Don Hopey, and Patricia DeMarco, Former Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

Today, Rachel Carson remains a role model and inspiration for people across the globe, even as the controversy created by her challenge to the chemical industry continues unabated. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.

~Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)

Contact Information:
Mark Dixon, 412-204-6098, mark@lens.blue
Patricia DeMarco, 412-708-9277, demarcop6@gmail.com
This film was produced by Blue Lens, LLC in association with The Steeltown Entertainment Project.

***WORLD PREMIERE DETAILS***
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:
Byrd Auditorium
National Conservation Training Center
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Questions or Directions? Contact Mark Madison (USFWS) at 304-876-7276

More information about this event, screening license purchases, and DVD pre-orders at http://powerofonevoicefilm.com/

More information at the USFWS Website here.

[SHORT VERSION BELOW – FOR QUICK & EASY E-MAIL SHARING]

Please join us for the world premiere screening of The Power of One Voice on December 18, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. Perfect for classrooms and community events, this 51-minute film features interviews with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.
~Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)

More information about this event, screening license purchases, and DVD pre-orders at http://powerofonevoicefilm.com/