Braxton County’s tourism is getting a jump start with a new documentary that delves deeper into the fabled Flatwoods Monster of West Virginia. Seth Breedlove’s 45-minute “The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear” premiered in Braxton County at the Elk Theater in Sutton (WV) back on April 7, 2018, and aired as part of a double feature on monsters just last month.
Polluted air and water, mass extinctions, depleted fisheries, shrinking forests, rising temperatures—humans are making a mess of the planet. But all is not lost (at least yet): “Solutions” is the theme of this year’s American Conservation Film Festival.
Scientists propose naming a new epoch in time the Anthropocene—the Age of Man—dating from the time human activities began having global impacts on Earth. A mini-retrospective of films on that theme by local environmental filmmaker John Grabowska screened at the National Park Service Centennial Film Festival at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown on February 25.