Fall Sustainability Series: DISAPPEARING VOICES & HELLBENT

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Sustainability Series Theme: Ecological Systems: From Ecuador to Appalachia

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Little was known about the indigenous peoples living in Yasuní National Park until the middle of the 20th century. When oil exploration and extraction began, it also initiated a fundamental change in the cultures that have traditionally coexisted with the natural resources of the region. Produced and edited by Megan Westervelt and Jorge Castillo.

HELLBENT (20 minutes)

In a quiet rural township, America’s largest amphibian is locally threatened with extinction by the installation of an injection well, prompting biologists and community members to band together and protect their land in a novel way and save the hellbender.

About the series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 10th 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 panel discussion for these films will be presented by Producers Justin Grubb, Megan Westerveld, Jorge Castillo and Viorel Popescu.

Following each film 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.

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, University College, Athens
International Film and Video Festival, and beloved nonprofits and businesses.

Free admission and post-show discussion, as part of the Fall Sustainability Series.

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Running Time: 40 MIN40 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible