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The National Portrait Gallery and the Environmental Film Festival present Rachel Carson in "A Sense of Wonder." Best known for sounding the alarm about the dangers of chemical pesticides in the book "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and zoologist who helped launch the modern environmental movement.

"A Sense of Wonder," shot on location at her cabin in Maine, tells the story of Carson’s love of nature and her fight to defend it. A conversation with the filmmaker, Kaiulani Lee, follows the screening. Carson’s portrait is on display in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent exhibition "Twentieth-Century Americans" located on the third floor.

The program is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. The event takes place in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30; seating is first come, first served.

Official Website: http://npg.si.edu

Added by npg on February 27, 2009

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