GREENE — Award-winning nature and travel documentary filmmaker John Wilson will narrate the film “Inside The Tuscan Hills” on Friday, April 29, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial.

Wilson’s photographic career began at age 21, when he set out on a voyage of discovery from Canada to Panama by motorcycle, and then on to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 

After the eight-month adventure, he returned home to Canada, where he conducted seminars in wildlife studies and photography. His still photographs have appeared in Audubon and Ontario naturalist magazines. His films have been made for the CBC television network in Canada and his shows have appeared on the Discovery Channel and PBS networks in the United States.

In 2003, he was honored with the traveloguers Hall Of Fame award.

Wilson is well-known as a cameraman who will do just about anything to get the right shot.  He has leaned out of helicopters flying over mountain peaks, scuba dived under icebergs and come face to face with a grizzly bear. He has filmed from the polar ice of the high Arctic to the volcanic craters of the equatorial Galapagos Islands.

Today, he and his wife, Denice, live in a passive and active solar home on a quarter section of land in the boonies of Tweed, Ontario. Each summer, they welcome more than 30 volunteers from around the world to teach them sustainable living and organic agriculture at their blueberry farm.

“Inside The Tuscan Hills” will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. at Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 946-5311 or visit www.sawyer-foundation.com.


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