PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portlandjoined Battle Ground and Seattle as the three Pacific Northwest cities chosen to debut a film chronicling the ecological recovery at Mount St. Helens during the 30th anniversary commemorative events planned this year.

Australian filmmaker Jorg Daniel Hissen spent four years making the 52-minute film, titled Mount St. Helens: Life From Zero that tracks the recovery of plants and animals that were in the volcano blast zone. USGS eruption movie

The Portland screening will be followed by a Q-and-A session with a US Forest Service ecologist and USGS hydrologist, both of whom were chronicled in the movie.

Mount St. Helens: Life From Zero screened Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Boulevard.

Further information is available online at theMount St. Helens Institute website.

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