Origins of a Green Identity
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Join Austin PBS, Travis Audubon Society and filmmaker Karen Kocher for a special screening of Origins of a Green Identity a 57-minute documentary exploring Austin's earliest efforts to preserve Barton Springs and Barton Creek, and ultimately to create a city with publicly-accessible green spaces along Austin's waterways throughout the City.
Origins of a Green Identity: Austin's Conservation Pioneers
Origins of a Green Identity: Austin's Conservation Pioneers is a 57-minute documentary film. Narrated by Austin novelist, Sarah Bird, the film explores Austin’s early efforts to preserve Barton Springs and Barton Creek, and ultimately to develop a city with publicly-accessible green spaces along Austin’s waterways.
- Karen Kocher
Karen Kocher is an Austin-based media producer. For over two decades, she has been creating media work for digital platforms, broadcast and physical installations. Most recently she completed, the film “Origins of a Green Identity,” an hour-long historical documentary exploring the origins of Austin’s environmental movement. The film debuted on the Austin PBS station in 2021. Over the past decade she has been producing an on-going series, Living Springs, about the culture, history and science of Barton Springs pool. Living Springs’ home base is the interactive theater at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center, a science education center at Barton Springs visited by over 90,000 people each year. The website for Living Springs can be found at livingspringsaustin.org Karen is an associate professor of practice in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin where she has been teaching since 1998.
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