With the depressing news about the Arctic Refuge, I wanted to point to the inspirational story of Mardy Murie, mother of the American conservation movement, who played a central role in establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Act in 1960 and the Alaska Lands Act in 1980.

Arctic Dance: The Mardy Murie Story is “a collaborative effort by a group of passionate filmmakers, writers, musicians, and biologists to produce the definitive film biography of this exceptional woman. Directed by Bonnie Kreps and written by Charlie Craighead, the documentary is both an intimate portrait of a well-loved national figure and a poignant historical document.”

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You can learn more and watch a preview at the documentary’s website.

(Via Greener Magazine)

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