Tallgrass Prairie documentary to debut Nov. 12

Dave Kendall, documentary film producer, has created an 88-minute film to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City.

The film will debut at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Granada Theatre in Emporia. The National Park Service will host activities at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve during the afternoon to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Kendall, of Prairie Hollow Productions LLC, said the film has five parts, which puts the creation of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve into broader context.

• “Part 1: America’s Charac­teristic Landscape;”

• “Part 2: Saving the Tall­grass Prairie;”

• “Part 3: Ranch for Sale;”

• “Part 4: A Cooperative Agreement;”

• “Part 5: Connecting with the Planet.”

The documentary was made possible with the financial support of the Flint Hills Discovery Center Founda­tion, Azura Credit Union, Kansas Humanities Council, Barton P. & Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust, Trusler Foundation, Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., Dianne Shumaker, Richard and Sarah Porter, Porter Cattle Co.; and numerous individuals.

A second screening is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 20, at the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan, followed by a reception at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Both engagements are free to the public, but seating is limited. Guests are asked to register through either fhdcfoundation1@gmail.com or PrairieHollow.net; or by calling 785-587-2729, ext. 211.

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