Featured Series

Spring Sustainability Series

Free Wednesday screenings of documentaries on sustainability

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.

Upcoming Spring Sustainability Series Showings

Sustainability Series: SAVING SEA TURTLES

Narrated by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this feature-length independent documentary tells the larger natural history story of the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley and how humans pushed a healthy... [read more]

First Viewing February 20, 2019

Sustainability Series: IN THE STARLIGHT

During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world’s starriest skies. His... [read more]

First Viewing March 6, 2019


The palm oil industry has papered over vast swathes of the planet, much of it valuable and ecologically diverse. Forty million tons are produced annually, and it can be found in 50%... [read more]

First Viewing March 20, 2019


An evening with Sean Peoples and his work. Discussion on creating environmental documentaries covering: Hurricane Maria -A compilation of three films Broken Landscape, Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point In India’s resource-rich Meghalaya... [read more]

First Viewing April 3, 2019

Sustainability Series: THE GUARDIANS

In celebration of Earth Day! The Guardians, a breathtaking documentary illuminates the delicate balance between humans and nature in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico. This mountainous region is home to the ancestral lands of... [read more]

First Viewing April 17, 2019

Previous Spring Sustainability Series Showings