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Refuge – a Film from Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

December 9, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
With Director Mark Lipman
CLICK HERE to register for the Zoom Event

We invite you to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this dawn-to-dusk portrait of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Gridley.  When he first visited Gray Lodge in 2011, Director Mark Lipman was not a birder but was deeply touched by the beauty of the place and the symphony of bird sounds.  On the night of our program, Mark will briefly introduce his film and be available for the Q&A session afterwards.

Mark created this beautiful film and sound recording over a period of three winters.  His program is vastly different from our previous webinars and does not offer a classroom-type-learning presentation.  Rather it offers an aesthetic, meditative experience that we hope you will enjoy as you head into the busy holiday season.

This forty-five minute film is intentionally slow paced with no talking, although we may have a birding expert quietly identify the varied birds as they appear on the screen CLICK HERE access a Bird List in advance of the program. Then you can bird your way through the film! We recommend that you view this film on your largest available screen as Mark has created a three-channel video with surround sound, and viewing would be optimum on a large screen.

Mark has worked as a documentary filmmaker for over thirty-five years, exploring a wide range of subjects from domestic violence to human sexuality to affordable housing and community organizing.  His films have been broadcast nationally on public television and won numerous awards.  Refuge is his first foray into video installations and the natural world.


December 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Event
CA United States