Mt. St. Helens documentary debuts in Portland

Mt. St. Helens documentary debuts in Portland

Credit: USGS

Image from a 2004 video of Mount St. Helens volcanic activity.

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by Eric Adams / KGW.com

KING5.com

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland joined Battle Ground and Seattle as the three Pacific Northwest cities chosen to debut a film chronicling the ecological recovery at Mount St. Helens during the 30th anniversary commemorative events planned this year.

Australian filmmaker Jorg Daniel Hissen spent four years making the 52-minute film, titled "Mount St. Helens: Life From Zero" that tracks the recovery of plants and animals that were in the volcano blast zone. USGS eruption movie

The Portland screening will be followed by a Q-and-A session with a US Forest Service ecologist and USGS hydrologist, both of whom were chronicled in the movie.

"Mount St. Helens: Life From Zero" screened Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Boulevard.

Further information is available online at the Mount St. Helens Institute website.

 

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