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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Irate Birdwatcher to air on KCTS-9!

Kathy at Crest Pictures tells us...
We just got great news! Our latest documentary The Irate Birdwatcher (which isn't about birdwatching at all, but about wilderness preservation) will be airing on KCTS TV next month. It's an abridged half-hour version of our longer 55-min film, to fit their programming. There's still plenty to listen to and to watch – you'll get the message. For those who don't know, it features the insightful and often poetic words of Harvey Manning – the legendary NW writer and conservationist ("The IB" was his pen name while writing and editing for N3C's The Wild Cascades conservation journal). The movie follows Harvey through decades as he unveils the beauty of Washington’s wildest places and discovers the need to stand up and fight for their survival. 
Robert's stunning video, captured over the last few years while we backpacked and climbed throughout the Cascades and Olympics, supports Harvey's story seamlessly. Harvey's words are spoken by a seasoned Northwest actor Earl V Prebezac, who captures the spirit of the man beautifully - what a gem! The film has a great original score by David Michael and his talented group of musicians from Port Townsend. Also featured in the movie are several still images taken by local climbing photographers, including local legend Tom Miller and the up and coming Jason Hummel.

I hope you all can catch one of the broadcasts. While the film is first and foremost about wilderness preservation – esp in our own backyard – we also meant it to be a tribute to Harvey Manning – keeping his enduring passion for the good green earth alive, and his tireless crusade to protect the wilderness and our "wildness within" on the forefront.

The airdates are as follows:
Thursday, April 1 at 10:30pm
Monday, April 5 at 4:30am
Sunday, April 11 at 6:00pm

KCTS is Seattle's PBS -- it broadcasts on Channel 9 in Western Washington. It also serves Yakima and Central Washington and parts of British Columbia. To locate a channel in your area go here:

To see a trailer and read more about the film, see our previous post:

1 comment:

Tom Hammond said...

This is fantastic news! Of course, would like to have the entire movie screened on KCTS, since it has very valuable information, not to mention entertaining...