On the brink of extinction, the history and recovery of the American chestnut is told in this documentary. Notable appearances from Jimmy Carter, Dolly Parton, and others help to tell this heroic story. This film screening of Clear Day Thunder: Rescuing the American Chestnut will include a light reception and audience Q&A. The Atlanta screening is sponsored by The Carter Center, The American Chestnut Foundation, the Georgia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, and Trees Atlanta.
- 6:00 – 7:00pm: Check-In, Networking, Light Reception
- 7:00 – 8:00pm: Documentary Screening
- 8:00 – 8:30pm: Question and Answer Session
This is the story of a tree. A mighty wonder that graced the forests of Appalachia and sustained all forms of life. Embraced us, from cradle to grave. At the turn of the 20th century, a deadly blight accidentally imported into the U.S. from Asia devastated the American Chestnut. Within a span of only two generations, the tree was nearly extinct.
This is the story of people.The new documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: RESCUING THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT tells the story of passionate citizen scientists and researchers working to restore this ecologically and economically important species, during this pivotal moment.
This is the story of promise.The tree that forged a connection with humankind has been embraced in turn by humans who, invigorated by hope, are working tirelessly to revive this magnificent tree — so that it can once again help shape the future.
Don’t miss this chance to learn about this important tree species and how successful restoration efforts can lead the way for other tree species in peril. Through this compelling documentary, you’ll witness the tireless efforts of dedicated individuals working to save the American Chestnut from extinction. Discover the challenges they face, the progress made, and the hope that drives their mission.