Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other. Following each screening, we invite audience members to join us for a panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students, and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films. All admissions free.
Person of the Forest (17 mins)
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors of wild orangutans before it’s too late.
Letter to Congress (3 mins)
The film was created as an homage to Wallace Stegner and the words he wrote in his famous ‘Wilderness Letter’ to Congress in 1960. In this current political climate, his words began to take on new meaning. His plea for what wilderness can do for us is now more relevant than ever.