WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14

by Lois and Larry on October 13, 2017

WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14
Forest Cathedral tells the story of the effort to save the park’s ancient hemlocks.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 9, 2017 — Wild Excellence Films (WEF) announced today that their film Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest will play on WQED Pittsburgh’s Filmmakers Corner program on Saturday, October 14, at 10 p.m.
The documentary tells the story of the hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania, which are under attack by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a destructive insect that has already killed thousands of trees in the eastern United States.
“We’re pleased that WQED is going to show our film,” said Melissa Rohm, filmmaker on the project. “The more people we can reach with this project, the better it will be for the trees in Cook Forest. Many people, even local residents, aren’t aware of what is happening to the hemlocks.”
Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
Cathedral can also be viewed online. The public can donate to the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s fund for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid treatment in Cook Forest State Park at http://bit.ly/cookforestadelgiddonations.

About Wild Excellence Films

Wild Excellence Films is a film production company run by husband and wife team David and Melissa Rohm that brings attention to wildlife and wild places and the conservation issues that affect them through unique, beautiful storytelling. They work to make cause documentaries that educate, inform, and awe audiences, encouraging people to get involved with saving wild places and the living things that inhabit them.

Also in production are a video for Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau about Moraine State Park and a film for Beaver Creek Wetland Association. Wild Excellence Films’ video for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial will premiere this fall.
For more information about Wild Excellence Films, please visit www.wildexcellencefilms.com or email wildexcellencefilms@comcast.net.

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