Dancing with Thoreau (directed by Chris Korrow) is a unique environmental film told from the perspective of a naturalist and organic farmer. As climate scientists tell us we are heading toward irreversible climate change, many of us do our best to “go green.” Through this film, Chris Korrow articulates a different kind of environmental activism, one where we are “optimized through our encounters with nature” and our lives become more compassionate, successful, balanced and interesting as a result. Thoreau noticed our society’s disconnection to nature a century and a half ago, and our connection has plummeted since. How can we care for something when we have little or no real connection to it? Journey with the filmmaker as he explores the benefits of a connection with nature, how and why our Western society can and should reconnect with our environment and how we as individuals can deepen that connection and reap its many benefits.
Released in 2014
Running time: 76 minutes
12:45 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at The Earthbox
3:00 pm on Sat., Nov. 7th at Friday Harbor House