Kingston Land Trust hosts its first "Dinner and Documentary" Series at MINT on September 15th, 2010

"The Chances of the World Changing" by Eric Daniel Metzgar

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Kingston Land Trust hosts its first Dinner and a Documentary Series at Mint on September 15th, 2010

A complimentary screening of the critically acclaimed film ‘The Chances of the World Changing’ to be shown.

KINGSTON – The Kingston Land Trust is hosting its first Dinner and Documentary Series on Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. as part of Ulster County Creek Week at popular Rondout wine and tapas restaurant, Mint, which is located at 1 West Strand.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase dinner and drinks, which will be followed by a complimentary screening of writer/director Eric Daniel Metzgar’s 2006 documentary “The Chances of the World Changing.” The film tells the story of writer Richard Ogust’s work to save endangered turtles. The award-winning film was showcased at several festivals and was broadcast on PBS in 2007 and continues to be shown across the globe.

“The film focuses on compelling environmental issues that we face,” said Rebecca Martin, executive director of the Kingston Land Trust. “This is also an educational and fun way to celebrate Ulster County Creek Week.”

For more information about the land trust, contact Rebecca Martin at (845) 877-LAND (5263) or email her at: kingstonlandtrust@gmail.com or visit www.kingstonlandtrust.org

About the Kingston Land Trust:
The Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston. 

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About the Ulster County Creek Week:
The 2010 Ulster County Creek Week event was created to increase watershed awareness in Ulster County. It is sponsored by the Ulster County Environmental Management Council and The Ulster County Department of the Environment.

About the film:
A decade ago, after an epiphany at a New York restaurant, Richard Ogust began dedicating his time and resources to rescuing endangered turtles — confiscating hundreds bound for Southeast Asian food markets. When the filmmakers catch up with the 50-year-old writer, he is sharing his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles, including five species extinct in the wild. But his growing “ark” and preservation efforts are threatening to exhaust him, both mentally and financially. With luminous images and a haunting musical score, the award-winning The Chances of the World Changing documents two years in the life of a man who finds himself struggling to save hundreds of lives, including his own.