Butterflies & Bulldozers

San Bruno Mountain is the largest intact fragment of wild San Francisco. For fifty years, many people have fought to protect the mountain and its rare butterflies. This is a story about the rights of nature and the rights of people, one of compromise and commitment, and one about the difficult choices we all have to make.

Directors

Ann & Steven Dunsky

Country

USA

Year

2010

Running Time

62 mins

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Butterflies___Bulldozers.jpgSan Bruno Mountain is the largest intact fragment of wild San Francisco.  For fifty years, many people have fought to protect the mountain and its rare butterflies. The fight resulted in a significant change to the federal policy on endangered species, and in the process, turned allies into enemies. Told with humor and insight from those involved with the battles, this is a tale of right vs right. It is also a story about the rights of nature and the rights of people, one of compromise and commitment, and one about the difficult choices we all have to make.

Screening: March 04, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. SF Premiere.

Discussion with: Ann & Steven Dunsky, directors; Jan Southworth, butterfly expert, East Bay Regional Park District.

Program sponsor: East Bay Regional Park District