May 20, 2010

Mountainfilm Preview 2010: Africa's Lost Eden

Now that we’re in the countdown to this year’s festival, we’re sure you want to check out what films we’ll be featuring. Instead of just listing them, we’ll be posting trailers to selected films, so keep an eye out for what’s to come! Also check out the film schedule on our website. Today we’re featuring Africa's Lost Eden

.At the age of 38, Greg Carr had made enough money to last a lifetime and became a philanthropist. As Bob Shacochis wrote in Outside magazine, “…by 2002, Carr was inundated with projects: turning the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations into a peace park; donating $18 million to establish Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights; starting a radio station in Afghanistan. He was conducting a marching band of altruism, on fire with intellectual stimulation yet yearning for something with ‘a little vision to it, some mystery, some romance, some difficult problems to solve.’” He found one helluva problem in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, once a paradise for wildlife but now another victim of the country’s two decades of civil war. As this film from National Geographic shows, Carr committed $40 million of his fortune and 20 years of his life to return Gorongosa to its former glory.Show Time: Saturday, 9:30 am at the Masons TheatreIn Person: Greg Carr & Bob Shacochis[vimeo=]