Maine Public Television will premiere on several dates this month a new documentary film celebrating a half-century of environmental advocacy by the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
“Protecting the Nature of Maine,” which highlights some of Maine’s most important environmental victories and the people who helped to make them possible, was produced entirely in Maine by a crew of Mainers.
The half-hour documentary will have its broadcast debut on MPBN-TV on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.; on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 p.m.
The filmmakers, all from Maine, include director Richard Kane (Maine Masters) and scriptwriter Veronica Young (NOVA, National Geographic Channel), with scenic cinematography by Jeff Dobbs, and an original score by Grammy Award-winner Paul Sullivan.
Interviews and historic footage are used to tell the story of how the NRCM and its citizen allies achieved some of Maine’s most important environmental victories. Among those featured are Barry Dana, former chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation; former Gov. Angus King; former U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie; Brownie Carson, NRCM executive director; Adam Lee, president, Lee Auto Malls … and many others.
Be sure to pencil the showtimes and dates onto your TV viewing calendar!