Hildene Launches ‘Last Best Hope’ Series with Daniel Karslake
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Daniel Karslake will deliver the inaugural talk for Hildene’s ‘Last Best Hope’ series on Thursday, September 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. In Lincoln’s words he will reawaken “the better angels of our nature,” exploring what it means to rise above cynicism and find fulfillment by choosing action over apathy to make the world a better place.
Karslake teaches documentary filmmaking at Duke University,. During his visit to Hildene, he will be engaging students at Burr and Burton Academy (BBA) on topics from filmmaking to social justice.
A special screening of his film, ‘Every Three Seconds,’ is planned at BBA’s Riley Center for the Arts on Friday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Seating will be limited. Those who attend the ‘Last Best Hope’ presentation may reserve seating for the screening. Otherwise seating will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. ‘Every Three Seconds’ is about five regular people who took action in the global movement to end hunger and poverty, and how, in the process, they found themselves and changed the world. Using his highly-acclaimed work dealing with social justice issues both domestic and international, Karslake challenges people to be part of the solution, to help end suffering, stressing that the time is now. His previous film, ‘For the Bible Tells Me So,’ a Sundance Film Festival favorite and a 2008 Academy Award short-list film, was recognized by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of five films that has changed the world. While both the talk and the screening are free and open to all, reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Call Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email [email protected]