When most people retire, they kick back, take cruises, and visit the grandchildren. Sally Stovall was not most people. She did, indeed, relish visiting her grandchildren, but after she retired from a career in organizational development, Sally embarked on a new, vibrant career as climate activist and community organizer.
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Doc10, Chicago’s film festival showcasing the year’s 10 best documentaries, is hosting the Chicago premieres of two award-winning films that resonate with interests in sustainability and a healthy planet: Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas De Pencier’s staggeringly beautiful and shocking “ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH” and a special closing night presentation of John Chester’s “THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM.” The films will screen on April 13 and April 14.
My daughter said to me, “Dad isn’t it funny how one thing leads to another. Like first we hear about the football team owner Robert Kraft and his videos of soliciting sex, and next we see pictures of the president Donald Trump hosting the lady day spa owner at his super bowl party?” And I said, “Yes, that is funny.” And of course, “Everything is connected.”
Filmmaker Susan Todd says “Backyard Wilderness” started in a personal way with her own family. “We were experiencing this life ourselves, being filmmakers and passionate conservationists. We grew up playing outside, in the woods, learning about nature first hand. That’s often not the way kids are learning these days. We thought we could use our own experiences about what was happening outside our own house.”