GREENE – Film producer Dale Johnson will narrate his film, “Norway – From the Land of the Vikings” at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 24. Admission is free.

After finishing a stint in the Army Security Agency, Johnson traveled throughout Central America, living for a time with the Choco Indians in lower Panama in the jungles near the Colombian border. He did his first filming on that trip.

On returning to the United States, he earned his degree at the University of Texas. While engaged in studies there, he began working in the commercial film business in Dallas. He worked on television specials which aired on ABC and CBS networks.

He spent two years directing and filming the outdoor television series, “The Lone Star Sportsman.” Johnson joined the film unit attached to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, producing public relations and documentary film on the space program. Several of his films collected awards.

Moving to Alaska, he formed his own company, Trailwood Films, producing commercials and documentaries. Many won prizes. His most recently completed film for the National Forest Service, won a gold medal at the New York International Film Festival. Johnson and his wife, travelogue artist Sandy Mortimer, reside in Shelbyville, Ky.

“Norway – From the Land of the Vikings” will cover the country from south to the North Cape, the most northern point in Europe. It will visit all the major cities starting with Oslo, the capital.

Doors will open one hour before the shows. For more information, call 946-5311 or visit http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.


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