Featured Series

Spring Sustainability Series

Free Wednesday screenings of documentaries on sustainability

The Athena Cinema is very excited to partner with Environmental Studies again for the Sustainability Film Series along with Alden Library and the College of Arts and Sciences Sustainability Studies Theme. Our vision and goals are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues and concepts related to sustainability and to explore 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 regional community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.

All films are free admission.

Upcoming Spring Sustainability Series Showings

Sustainability Series: THE ANTHROPOLOGIST

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST examines climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she... [read more]

First Viewing January 24, 2018

Sustainability Series: NOT WITHOUT US

At the U.N. Climate talks in Paris, two weeks after terrorists attacks created a state of emergency that outlawed all “unofficial” political gatherings, follow seven global grassroots activists as they attempt to... [read more]

First Viewing February 7, 2018

Sustainability Series: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM: WATER AND SOIL TESTING CAMPAIGN

In this classic detective story, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to uncover the truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. But... [read more]

First Viewing February 21, 2018

Sustainability Series: THE BORNEO CASE

Filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has... [read more]

First Viewing March 7, 2018

Sustainability Series: HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

This documentary explores the personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in... [read more]

First Viewing March 21, 2018

Sustainability Series: AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

Follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention. Thousands of activists converged from around the country... [read more]

First Viewing April 4, 2018

Sustainability Series: DEATH BY DESIGN

The cell and smartphone industries have saturated the market; in 2015, it was estimated that 98 percent of all US citizens aged between 18 – 29 years owned a mobile phone. A... [read more]

First Viewing April 18, 2018

Previous Spring Sustainability Series Showings