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Green Fire wins an EMMY® Award!

November 19, 2012 (CHICAGO) — Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time has been honored with an Emmy® award for Best Historical Documentary at the 54th annual Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Green Fire was produced by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature. Wisconsin Public Television is the broadcast partner. The awards were presented at Chicago's Alhambra Theater on Sunday, November 18th. The ceremony was broadcast live in Chicago and on the internet. Aldo Leopold Foundation board member Rett Nelson accepted the award for the production team.

Earlier this year, Wisconsin Public Television began broadcasting the one-hour program statewide. It will be available to all public television stations for Earth Day in April 2013. A slightly longer version has screened in theaters and over 2,000 community venues since the film's premiere in February of 2011.

Green Fire is the first feature-length documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). He is the father of the national wilderness system, and a key figure in developing the fields of wildlife management, restoration ecology and sustainable agriculture.

Green Fire has won awards at several film festivals, as well as a Telly award and a Cine Golden Eagle. A complete list of awards and festivals, along with other information about the film, is available here.
See the full list of 2011/2012 Emmy winners here.

Rett Nelson accepts the Green Fire Emmy award.



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