Free Movie: Plants, Pollinators & Prayers

Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2022 at 06:30 PM

Plants, Pollinators & Prayers is a documentary inspired by the decline of monarch butterflies in the Midwestern prairie, and follows a gardener, educator, and pastor as they transform a rural church’s backyard into a sanctuary for pollinating animals, an educational garden for the community, and a sacred space for spiritual contemplation. The project was shot entirely in Sycamore, Illinois, by NIU professor and filmmaker Randy Caspersen with the help of graduate students from the Department of Communication. There will be a post-screening Q&A with the director as well as special guests from the documentary and NIU. Admission is free. This screening is sponsored by NIU’s Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Department of Communication and Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability. Plants, Pollinators & Prayers TRAILER from Randy Caspersen on Vimeo.