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"Disturbance" on MontanaPBS' Terra, Aug. 16

August 5, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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MontanaPBS presents Terra's "Disturbance" on August 16 at 11:30 a.m.

This film explores the complexity of fire management and fire ecology of the Northern Rockies. "Disturbance" is a hybrid of natural history documentary, art film and political commentary.

Shot completely in Montana, this experimental documentary showcases extraordinary footage of black-backed woodpeckers, boreal toads, and other fire-dependent species, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of fire command camps.

"Disturbance" was produced by Jeremy Roberts, a graduate of Montana State University's Science and Natural History Filmmaking program.

Terra is a science and natural history series that presents stories that speak to the relationship between human civilization and the planet. An accessible and thought-provoking series, Terra offers a window to the natural world by exploring frontiers of research, examining applications of science, and celebrating diversity in the natural environment.

Produced in conjunction with the graduate program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University and Filmmakers for Conservation Ltd., Terra provides independent filmmakers and students a venue in which to present their own perspectives on ecological and environmental topics.

Aaron Pruitt at 406-994-5021 or