Monday, July 10, 2017

Cook Forest Film Benefit Premiere July 28-29 At Sawmill Center For The Arts In Clarion County

Wild Excellence Films Monday announced their film--  Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest-- will premiere at Sawmill Center for the Arts in Cooksburg, Clarion County on July 28, and 29, at 8:00 p.m.
The documentary tells the story of the hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park which are under attack by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a destructive insect that has already killed thousands of trees in the eastern United States.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was discovered in Cook Forest in 2013.
“These magnificent trees are hundreds of years old, and we have to do everything we can to help save them,” said Melissa Rohm, filmmaker on the project. “We hope that Cathedral will raise awareness about what’s happening in Cook Forest and why the hemlocks are so important. We want to inspire people to help.”
Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry.
“The film premieres are a chance for the public to learn about this issue and to help raise money for the continuing battle against HWA,” said David Rohm, filmmaker.
The premiere events include an introduction by the filmmakers and a raffle of Anthony E. Cook’s book An Island in Time, as well as a Q&A session with park rangers.
Proceeds from the event will go to the PA Parks and Forest Foundation Fund for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment in Cook Forest State Park. Click Here to donate.
Click Here to purchase tickets to this special event
For more information on the film visit the Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest website.  Visit DCNR’s Hemlock Woolly Adelgid webpage for information on the threat posed by this destructive pest in Pennsylvania.
Wild Excellence Films is a film production company run by husband and wife team David and Melissa Rohm that brings attention to wildlife and wild places and the conservation issues that affect them through unique, beautiful storytelling.
They work to make cause documentaries that educate, inform, and awe audiences, encouraging people to get involved with saving wild places and the living things that inhabit them.
Also in production are a video for Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau about Moraine State Park and a film for Beaver Creek Wetlands Association. Wild Excellence Films’ video for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial will premiere this fall.

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