Featured Series

Fall Sustainability Series

Free Wednesday screenings of documentaries on sustainability

Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the seventh 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.

Upcoming Fall Sustainability Series Showings

Sustainability Series: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of... [read more]

First Viewing: September 4, 2019

Sustainability Series: WASTE LAND

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim... [read more]

First Viewing: September 18, 2019

Sustainability Series: EATING ANIMALS

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory... [read more]

First Viewing: October 2, 2019


In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation... [read more]

First Viewing: October 16, 2019

Sustainability Series: SCIENCE FAIR

Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW,... [read more]

First Viewing: October 30, 2019

Sustainability Series: ON THE FRONT LINE

Protecting the beautiful conservation areas of Mozambique requires courage, ability and passion. In Gorongosa National Park, a group of men and women have endured rigorous training to realize their dream of becoming... [read more]

First Viewing: November 13, 2019

Sustainability Series: CHERNOBYL’S CAFE

Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. As the fears of older generations are replaced by the fascination of the new, Chernobyl is emerging as a... [read more]

First Viewing: November 20, 2019

Previous Fall Sustainability Series Showings