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Old Survivor Film Premiere

Thank you for attending the world premiere of the Old Survivor documentary celebrating the last remaining ancient redwood in the Oakland Hills.

Old Survivor: Celebrating Oakland’s Redwoods

Presented by Oakland Trails in association with Pinecone Pictures, this new 22-minute documentary highlights “Old Survivor,” the last known remaining old-growth redwood in the East Bay hills, and tells the story of Oakland’s resilient, ecologically amazing, and now protected redwood forest. Staffers from Save the Redwoods League, the City of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Park District are featured in the interviews.

With 750 people in attendance, the film premiered on October 9, 2018 at the Chabot Space & Science Center during the League’s Centennial Celebration Week, a weeklong series of events commemorating 100 years of protecting California’s redwood forests. League President and CEO, Sam Hodder, spoke at the premiere and stressed the importance of restoring the young, recovering forests that surround and sustain the remaining ancient trees, like Old Survivor.

Attend an upcoming screening, learn more about the Old Survivor film and view photos from the event. (external links)


Save the Redwoods League Centennial Celebration Week

The World Premiere of Old Survivor is one of many events during our Centennial Celebration Week, which ran from October 7 – October 14, 2018. This week included a series of special events to recognize the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League and celebrate the conservation legacy to protect California’s incredible coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in the last century.


About Oakland Trails

Oakland Trails
Oakland Trails is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails. Stan Dodson is the founder of the Oakland Trails nonprofit organization and has worked as a volunteer to promote, maintain, and enhance the trail system that connects Dimond Park to the Bay Area Ridge Trail since 2008. Stan provides leadership for community involvement up and down the hill, including producing the documentaries Trailhead (2015) and Old Survivor (2018), co-founding and managing Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol, offering free hiking and mountain biking tours, and leading ongoing trail maintenance and enhancement projects in Oakland’s wildland parks. Through these efforts, Stan strives to inspire outdoor recreation and park stewardship while shining a bright light on the City of Oakland. Learn more at OaklandTrails.org (external link).

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