Producer of “Wild Hope” wants film screening to inspire Grand |

Producer of “Wild Hope” wants film screening to inspire Grand

A film highlighting the importance of nature and conservation will be screened at the Granby Library at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The film’s executive producer, Suez Jacobson, will present “Wild Hope” and take questions after.

“I really like to put the film in context by having people recall a favorite childhood memory,” Jacobson said. “It’s always an outdoor experience regardless of where they grew up.”

The film’s showing is sponsored by the Granby chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Appreciation of nature and pushing conservation are the main missions of the Great Old Broads and the central themes of the film.

“It is about how the wonder in nature can help us rethink a consumer society,” Jacobson said.

Jacobson holds a doctorate in economics and retired as a professor at Regis College in 2018. Her film challenges the economic underpinnings driving climate change and encourages everyone to enjoy nature.  

In a county like Grand where the majority of lands are public, Jacobson said the message is very necessary.

“It’s important not just in Grand County, but in all of Colorado,” Jacobson said. “We have these amazing landscapes and it’s the preservation of lands that feeds our souls — that rewires our brains to be less self centered and more community minded.”

The showing will also include snacks and a silent auction at the library.

Jacobson said she hopes Granby and the county as a whole feel inspired after the film.

“I hope they take away a spirit of opportunity and a spirit of wonder for our natural places,” Jacobson said. “A spirit of committing to help these wild public lands that belong to us all.”

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