Butterflies & Bulldozers, Friday in Brisbane

Press release

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Wed, July 14, 2010


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Mission blue butterfly

This engaging documentary deals with the dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation. San Bruno Mountain provides a context to explore these complex issues. San Bruno Mountain is the largest intact fragment of wild San Francisco.

For 50 years, many people have fought to protect the mountain and its rare butterflies. The fight resulted in a significant change to federal policy on endangered species, and in the process turned allies into enemies. Told with humor and insight from those involved with the battles, this is a tale of right vs. right.

It is also a story about the rights of nature and the rights of people, one of compromise and commitment, and one about the difficult choices we all have to make. Following the screening, filmmakers Ann and Steve Dunsky lead a discussion and answer questions about the film. This film is appropriate for all ages, but we ask that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult and be able to sit quietly for one hour.

BUTTERFLIES AND BULLDOZERS: David Schooley, Fred Smith and the Fight For San Bruno Mountain (a film by Ann and Steve Dunsky), Friday, July 16 @ 7:30 p.m., Mission Blue Center, 475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane. Free admission. Presented by Brisbane Public Library.