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Creston Wildsight starting spring presentation series with photos from around world

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The spring 2013 Wildsight series begins on Jan. 22. Local photographers Ralph Moore, Bernd Stengl, Christine Munkerud and Mike Keeling will provide another evening of beautiful eye-catching images from last summer and from places as far away as Norway and the Middle East.

On Feb. 12, Wildsight will host a timely award-winning documentary film on the Peace River Site C dam proposal called Peace Out (Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 most popular Canadian documentary). This visually dynamic film with a pleasing score asks the difficult questions regarding our society’s approach to energy. Brian Churchill, Peace Country resident and biologist, will accompany the film.

On March 12, Wildsight addresses climate change with the film Chasing Ice, produced by acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog. In his “extreme ice survey” Balog captures a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers with time-lapse cameras across the Arctic. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and record ancient mountains of ice disappearing at a breathtaking rate. With a science-based background, Balog had been skeptical about climate change until this photographic mission that began in Iceland.

All presentations are from 7-9 p.m. at Rotacrest Hall. Admission is $6 at the door.

—WILDSIGHT