Special Event: Sense of Wonder Film Showing with Actress Kaiulani Lee

We hope you’ll join us for a very special screening of the award-winning film Sense of Wonder at the Harris Center from 2 – 4 pm on Sunday, November 11.  This hour-long, high-definition film is adapted from a one-woman play written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, who will be on hand for a Q&A session following the film.

Rachel Carson enjoyed a successful career as a government biologist and writer, penning essays on sea life that are still relevant today.  But she is best remembered as a reluctant, yet courageous activist and the author of Silent Spring — the landmark bestseller, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, that exposed the ecological and health hazards of DDT and helped shape the modern environmental movement. 

Using many of Carson’s own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in the documentary-style film Sense of Wonder, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life.   Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy on getting her message to Congress and the American people.   The film is a poignant and intimate reflection of Carson’s life as she emerges as America’s most successful advocate for the natural world.  You can view a trailer here.

For more information, call the Harris Center at (603) 525-3394.