The thousands of acres of open space and shoreline now protected and accessible to the public might not be there but for the efforts of a handful of visionary conservationists just few generations ago. A new documentary by a couple of North Bay film-makers tells their story. Bruce Robinson has theirs.
See below for upcoming screening dates, and a map showing the footprint of the proposed Marincello development.
Most of the events covered in Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto's new documentary, Rebels with a Cause, were thoroughly reported when they occurred, in the 1950s, '60s and early '70s. Consequently, Yamamoto says, they had mountains of archival material to sort through.
Rebels With A Cause was shown twice in Rohnert Park last weekend, and has several other screenings scheduled around the bay in the coming weeks. Here is a partial listing:
Saturday, March 16, 3 PM, Geography of Hope Conference, Point Reyes Station, CA
Sunday, March 24, 1 PM Sebastopol (CA) Documentary Film Festival, Rialto Cinemas
April 4, 5, 6 at the Cleveland International Film Festival
The full list is here.