Scenic America President Mary Tracy presented the International Scenic Visionary Award to the director and producer of This Space Available, the groundbreaking documentary film on visual pollution, at a recent special screening of the movie in Washington, D.C.
The film, which debuted at the DOC NYC festival in November and has been making the rounds at festivals and universities, takes a global look at the effects of outdoor advertising on our cities’ public spaces and the people who move through them on a daily basis. Many Scenic America members are featured throughout the film, including founder Charles Floyd, board members Ronald Lee Fleming and Margaret Lloyd, and former president Kevin Fry.
Mary Tracy presented the award to Gwenaëlle Gobé: “For changing the world through your passion and vision as Director of This Space Available,” and to Marc Gobé: “For changing the world through your tireless efforts as Producer of This Space Available.”
These are the second and third Scenic Visionary Awards given out by Scenic America. The first was given to Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab for his bold efforts to eliminate visual pollution in that city.
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