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Winter Film Festival - Week 5

March 29, 2016 - Kids' NightLiving Things We Love to Hate and Creatures of the Sun

Do you have cabin fever? On Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m. we will be showing Living Things We Love to Hate and Creatures of the Sun.  The films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug.

Join us for the Winter Film Festival Tuesday nights in March! Movies will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The Night's Films

Living Things We Love to Hate (45 Minutes) - The slimy slug...the sensuous snake...the darting bat - even the dark forest at night - just reading the words makes many of us squirm, shudder, or recoil in revulsion and fear. These are some of the "Living Things We Love to Hate" and no matter how much they're a presence in our lives, some of us never get over our fear of them. Yet every creature plays a vital role in its own ecosystem. Is it true we fear what we don't understand? This film is designed to replace those irrational fears with ecological understanding.

Based on Des Kennedy's popular book of the same title, the program gets extremely up-close and very personal with a light-hearted and scientific exploration of the roots of our cultural attitudes - from horror movies to the Book of Genesis. From there it examines the ecological role of each creature and soon revulsion is replaced with awe. (

Creatures of the Sun (24 Minutes) - Enter the intriguing world of the Midland Painted Turtle, and follow it across the four seasons, through hibernation, mating, birth and death.

This beautifully filmed, engaging profile of a most ancient, durable animal will inspire respect for the precious, fragile ponds and marshes where it makes its home.

The Painted Turtle can be found throughout much of North America, in freshwater shallows that have an abundance of aquatic vegetation. Long considered expendable, these wetlands are now recognized as being immensely rich ecosystems that are essential in maintaining nature's balance.

The descriptions of these films are borrowed from the producer’s websites.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016
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