Director: Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick
Available to watch April 19th – 21st, 2021
Post-show Zoom discussion at 7:00PM on Wednesday, April 21st
How to watch
Watch free films from the Spring Sustainability Series lineup and participate in virtual discussions from home!
To participate, please register for each event using the registration form below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. All Zoom discussions will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance, though we recommend viewing the films on the day of the panel discussion.
Access information will be sent to those registered on Mondays prior to the Wednesday zoom panel. If you register after Monday morning on the week of the event, please note there may be a delay in receiving your registration access information. Access information will be sent daily at 5:00 p.m.
About the film
With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, “The Need To GROW” offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement: an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization; a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
“The Need to GROW” delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
About the series
Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series.
In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members. The events will be virtual.
Following each film we invite audience members to join us for a virtual panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.
The series is possible thanks to the support of: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Office of Sustainability, Center for Campus & Community Engagement and others.