Featured Series

Spring Sustainability Series

Free Wednesday screenings of documentaries on sustainability

Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the seventh year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and 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. This season we approach our environmental challenges through solutions with an emphasis on the role of women.

The series highlights new release films that explore diverse topics. We choose films that engage and challenge the audience to integrate the information from these stories into their everyday life as well as delve into solutions. We also search for films that are visually stunning and a pleasure to screen.

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 Spring Sustainability Series Showings

Sustainability Series: THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES

In Celebration of World Wildlife Day March 3rd! Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers... [read more]

First Viewing: March 4, 2020

Sustainability Series: THE ELECTRICITY FAIRY & COALMINING WOMEN

In Celebration of 50 years of Appalshop! The Electricity Fairy by Tom Hansell (52 min) Coal produces half of America’s electricity, according to the Federal Department of Energy. The Electricity Fairy: Appalachian... [read more]

First Viewing: March 18, 2020

Sustainability Series: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal,... [read more]

First Viewing: April 1, 2020

Sustainability Series: HONEYLAND

In celebration of Earth Day! Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s... [read more]

First Viewing: April 15, 2020

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