Ever Green film showing and discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
7:00 PM, Friday, July 21, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Please join Meaningful Movies in Kirkland for a film showing the power of local action.  The showing will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, and Marianne Edain, one of the environmentalists featured in the film.

For almost 40 years, what might be called a David and Goliath effort of two people going up against the tide of development, and for the most part stopping big money from taking away the pristine beauty that is Whidbey Island, is the subject of Ever Green. Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN), whose tagline is “Defending vital ecosystems in Island County and beyond since 1989,” is the primary organization run by Steve Erickson and Marianne Edain. WEAN provides resources, experiences, and people power to connect neighbors to nature and support their growing understanding of how their individual engagement in civic processes will help the collective take responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone’s home on the island. 

WEAN’s vision is, “We envision an Island County whose protected environment supports myriad species in harmony, and whose engaged community recognizes the interdependence of all life and actively participates in stewardship of and advocacy for our shared home.” Wouldn’t we all be so lucky to live in any part of the country (or world) that has this view of people and nature. Here is just one person’s thank you to WEAN: “EVER GREEN is an inspiring tribute to the power of sustained, committed, and smart local activism to preserve the integrity of land and communities in the face of unrelenting development pressures. It confirms the aphorism that ‘the world is run by the people who show up.’ And it doesn’t hurt to know the law and hold local officials accountable to it.” (Philip Brick, Professor of Politics and Environmental Studies, Whitman College).

Don’t miss the chance to see this work by filmmakers Mark and Melissa, who were awarded the Meaningful Movies Career Achievement award in 2019 and will be present for the screening and discussion.

For more info: https://www.whidbeyenvironment.org.
Filmmaker website: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/eg.html

Schedule (all times Pacific Daylight Time):

  • July 21st, 7:00 pm: Meeting opens; movie starts soon after introductions
  • July 21st, 7:40 pm: Join us for a community discussion

For those that prefer to view the film on their own, links will be available a few days before the event.  Details will be sent by email after registering.

Register at  Eventbrite.

Special Guests: Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, filmmakers; Marianne Edain, environmentalist

Release Year: 2023

Running Time: 30 minutes

Director: Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young