Eyes in the Forest is a film dedicated to the nature photography by Jim Lawrence. It will be screened at the Sparwood Public Library at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11

Eyes in the Forest screening in Sparwood on Sept. 11

The Sparwood Public Library is hosting a screening of Eyes in the Forest, a documentary about the nature photography of Jim Lawrence.

The Sparwood Public Library is hosting a screening of Eyes in the Forest, a documentary about the nature photography of Jim Lawrence.

The film, which was produced by Small Town Films based out of Nelson, B.C., was released in 2012 and has been screened at various festivals over three years.  Producer Miriam Needoba says that the intention of the screening is to showcase Lawrence’s work as well as start a conversation about the fragility of the environment.

“We are going to show the film and Jim is going to show some work and then we’re just hoping to engaged folks in a discussion about the environment and wildlife,” said Needboa. “With all of the things going on with trophy hunting and diminishing wildlife populations around the world, we are going to have a general discussion about our love of wildlife and the environment and what people’s impressions are and what they see happening, especially in the Kootenays, where we all live.”

The Sparwood screening is part of an East Kootenay tour, with stops in Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley and Invermere as well.

Needboa wanted to make the film because she was impressed with Lawrence’s work and his ability to capture wildlife images.

“My background is in fine arts and photography and filmmaking, and what I noticed right away with Jim’s work is that is spoke so much more to the sort of genre of portraiture – very sort of formally composed and had the eyes as the real feature. I thought it was very interesting and it takes him into a different sort of area in wildlife genre. It’s very much about portraiture,” Needboa said.

Lawrence and Needboa searched for animals in the Selkirk Mountains, where Lawrence lives, roughly 20 times to make the documentary. Needboa received some grant money to help produce the film from The Kootenay-Columbia Cultural Alliance. The Kootenay Library Foundation is supporting the film tour, with the film being screened at the local community libraries.

The screening is free and is open to anyone interested in attending. The film starts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Sparwood Public Library, with a discussion following the film.

 

Just Posted

Fernie man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires in the Elk Valley

SAR volunteers thanked after series of emergencies

Incidents ranged from the search for a missing hiker to delivering evacuation alerts in nearby towns

Update: guard built at Coal Creek Road fire near Fernie

Seventeen firefighters and one helicopter working to contain Coal Creek FSR fire, east of Fernie

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

McDermid Creek fire registered at 70ha

A wildfire burning approximately 6 kilometres west of the Morrissey area is… Continue reading

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read