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Welcome Remarks for "The Greatest Good" Virtual Film Screenings

Greetings from the National Archives. I’m David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and welcome to a screening of The Greatest Good.

We are pleased to continue our longtime partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and this year we are also partnering with the United States Forest Service, which produced The Greatest Good for its centennial year and highlights the history of the agency.

The film we present now uses rarely seen footage and photographs from the National Archives, sweeping landscape aerial shots, and dozens of interviews to tell a complex and compelling story of the American land.

Now it is my pleasure to introduce the filmmakers:

For more than 35 years, David Steinke managed Creative Services in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Forest Service. He produced and directed films and videos, publications, exhibits, and web content. 

Ann and Steve Dunsky have been a filmmaking team with the Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region for over 30 years. Their work is shown in visitor centers from Washington, DC, to Washington State and from Alaska to Indonesia. Collectively, the trio has won dozens of awards, including an Emmy, for the screenings at film festivals and on public television.

And now I’ll turn you over to David Steinke, Ann Dunsky, and Steve Dunsky to introduce the film.

Thank you for joining us today.