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Butterflies and Bulldozers

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 62 mins
Country of Origin: Unites States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: No

This film deals with the global dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation.

San Bruno Mountain provides a context to explore these complex questions. The mountain is San Francisco's lost landscape, a mostly intact remnant of the ecosystem that once covered the city's hills. It is the site of the nation's first Habitat Conservation Plan, a controversial compromise that trades development for additional habitat preservation and management.
For fifty years, people have fought to protect San Bruno Mountain and its rare butterflies. Told with humor and insight by participants and observers alike, BUTTERFLIES & BULLDOZERS is a story about the rights of nature and the rights of people, about compromise and commitment, and the tough choices we all have to make.

Best Mountain Film Award, Mountain Film Festival

Screened at:
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford
Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital
Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Ekofilm, Czech Republic
American Conservation Film Festival
Sacramento International Film Festival
Wine Country Film Festival
San Francisco Green Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Blue Planet Film Fest

Links: www.butterfliesandbulldozers.com/