Come see the inspiring new film "Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age," making its Concord, N.H., debut at Red River Theatres from May
13-16, and join a community conversation about what we can do locally to reconnect our children with the natural world. "Mother Nature's Child" is a thoughtful exploration of the powerful role nature plays in the development and
health of children – a must-see for anyone invested in the well-being of our kids. The film is sponsored by the NH Children in Nature Coalition and Healthy Eating Active Living NH, as part of the Green Concord Green Living Film Series.
Tickets are $5.
The film airs 6 times over 4 days at Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street, Concord:
May 13: 6:00 p.m. social hour; 7:00 p.m. film; 8:00 p.m.
May 14: 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
May 15: 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
May 16: 6:00 p.m. conversation with Rich Louv; 7:00 p.m.
film (see below)
A special event will accompany the final showing of
"Mother Nature's Child" on Monday, May 16. The evening will start with a live big-screen conversation with Richard Louv (via Skype!) at 6:00 p.m., followed by the film at 7:00 p.m. Louv will talk with the audience about the themes of the film and his new book, set to be released this month, called "The Natural Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder." The book will be for sale courtesy of Gibson’s Bookstore. Louv's earlier book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,” catalyzed a nationwide movement to reconnect children with nature.
About the Film:
Directed by Vermont filmmaker Camilla Rockwell, “Mother Nature’s Child” explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers,
adolescents and teens. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of “nature deficit disorder” are
now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
Filmed from the wilds of Vermont to the urban setting of Washington, D.C., “Mother Nature’s Child” asks the
questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place ofrisk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning?
The voices of many adult experts inform the film. Interviews
include Richard Louv; David Sobel, author of "Children’s Special Places and Childhoodand Nature"; Nancy Bell, director of The Conservation Fund in VT/NH; andJon Young, California tracker and author of "Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature."
Tickets and info: http://www.redrivertheatres.org/
“Mother Nature’s Child” film: http://www.mothernaturesmovie.com/
NH Children in Nature Coalition: http://www.NHChildrenInNature.org
Healthy Eating Active Living NH: