Reviews and Festivals
. Jensen's innovative designs preceded today’s green movement and his work deserves broader recognition.”
. Insight into the life and talents of Jens Jensen...considered the 'dean of the world’s' landscape architects that utilized the native plants of the countryside."
— NSTA Recommends
. Follows the extraordinary life and legacy of the Danish-American landscape architect. A great inspiring story...for schools, public and academic library collections."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"An inspirational story, this striking and informative documentary can be used in social science classes studying environmental and urban history."
— School Library Journal
“The spirit of Jens Jensen is strongly present in our times. You can find that in the way we discuss green space in the city today.”
— Piet Oudolf, Landscape Designer of NY’s Highline and Chicago’s Millennium Park
“A thoughtful, compelling, inspiring documentary.”
— Chicago Tribune
"The Mount Rushmore of Prairie School giants is now complete. To Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan add Jens Jensen."
— Eric Utne, Founder, Utne Reader
“This lyrical and engaging film introduces us to a remarkable pioneer in the conservation of green spaces and his quest to humanize modern cities. Moreover, its global perspective provides a critical world historical narrative for the 21st century classroom.”
— Dr. Candice Goucher, Prof of History, Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Washington State University
“Jens Jensen The Living Green
resurrects for a broad public the story of a visionary who helped transform the way that Chicagoans and American experience nature. Filmmaker Carey Lundin gracefully creates a narrative that is rigorous enough to appeal to the landscape architecture community, yet also broadly accessible for lovers of nature, parks, and history.”
— Jerry Adelmann, CEO, Openlands
“Our teenage volunteers found both inspiration and a kindred spirit through this brilliant film. Jens Jensen The Living Green
speaks directly to their aspirations of building a more sustainable world by starting at home.”
— Kevin Hamilton, Student Conservation Association
“Carey Lundin’s extraordinary documentary ignites action, educates and seeds change…to help build the next generation of environmental activists."
— Kathryn Stoddard, Vice-President, Earth Day
Chicago International Film Fest Television Awards, Silver Plaque Documentary: History / Biography, Hugo Award
Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary
Accolade Award of Excellence
Green Bay Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Director
Studio City International Film Festival
Architecture and Design Film Festival
International Documentary Film Association
One Earth Film Festival
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Ft. Myers International Film Festival