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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

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Oklahoma City Zoo screens award-winning nature documentary


Joe Wertz January 15th, 2009

A free screening of an award-winning nature documentary will be held Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo. "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will unspool 6:30 p.m. at the zoo's Rosser Co...

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A free screening of an award-winning nature documentary will be held Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo. "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will unspool 6:30 p.m. at the zoo's Rosser Conservation Education Center.

The Nature Conservancy's 2005 film explores a prairie ecosystem mired in a complex relationship with humans. "America's Lost Landscape" is narrated by actress Annabeth Gish and combines archival footage with arresting, sweeping panoramas of scavenged prairies.

The tallgrass prairie was among the largest American landscape features prior to settlement in the 1820s " a 240 million-acre habitat that was drastically transformed into farmland in just 70 years.

Filmmaker David O'Shields argues that settlers eager to change and tame the land altered the prairie's relationship with its original inhabitants, American Indians. Throughout the hour-long film, O'Shields illustrates the need for conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

Admission is free. Moviegoers should enter through the zoo's Education Center, located at the east end of the parking lot, 2101 N.E. 50th. For more information, call 858-8557. "Joe Wertz

 
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