David presents a live multi-media program exploring the source of inspiration for environmental films and how the idea becomes a cinematic experience that can move an audience to action. Many of David’s films present environmental issues that were far ahead of the popular zeitgeist and off the radar of the larger culture. During this presentation of clips from his most memorable films, David provides the backstory – at times personal, at times technical, and at times anecdotal – sharing memories of behind-the-camera moments. It is a look back at his catalog of work and the evolution of what a ‘Green Film’ was and has become.
At this year’s Festival David received the ‘John de Graff Award’ recognizing his life long commitment to producing environmental films.
“David Vassar’s multi-media presentation, Green When it Was Just Another Color, meaningfully explored the source of inspiration for environmental films and how an idea becomes a cinematic experience that can move an audience to action. Using clips and stories from 30 years of filmmaking our audience saw the evolution of ‘green film’ through his eyes and left inspired to create change in their own way.”
Melinda Booth, Director, Wild & Scenic Film Festival