Spring 2015 Green Film Series

The Green Film Series takes place once a month, January through June 2015.  The films will highlight a wide variety of engaging topics.  Following each film, a facilitator knowledgeable on each topic, will lead a discussion.  


The films will be shown in Hesterberg Hall in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building.  The films will begin at 7:00 PM with discussion lasting until8:30 PM.  The event is free and open to the public, though there is a $3 suggested donation.  Coffee and desert will be offered during the facilitated discussion - please bring a reusable mug to save resources!

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Jan. 15 ‐ The Human Scale
How we can make our cities and towns more attractive and healthy? Based on the work of famed architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, the film brings real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and the car‐centric urbanism of the 1960s and '70s. (83 min)


Feb. 19 - Forks over Knives
Two out of every three of us are overweight; cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population; about half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerattive diseases. (96 min)


March 19 - DamNation
Explores changes in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to growing awareness that our future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound to life, giving wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. (87 min)


April 16 - Dirt, the Movie ~~~ Green Film Series
Brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has
It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
It is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” How can we affect that relationship for e better? Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Evan K,ane U.S. Forest Service Research Station


May 21 - Story of Stuff, Story of Change and Story of Solutions
Three short films produced between 2007 - 2013 explore our production and consumption patterns, the policies and business practices behind them, and how we can move our economy in a more sustainable direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. (3 films; 20 min each) NOTE Location Change: 135 Fisher Hall, Michigan Tech


June 18 - A Will for the Woods
Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, the film explores the growing movement for green burial. (102 min)


The Green Film Series is cosponsored by:
 ♦ Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative ♦ Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society
 ♦ Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship ♦ Keweenaw Land Trust

sponsors

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Archive of 2014 Spring Green Film Series

Archive of 2013 Spring Green Film Series

Archive of 2012 Green Film Series

Archive of 2011 Green Film Series

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative http://lakesuperiorstewardship.org/
Keweenaw Land Trust http://www.keweenawlandtrust.org/
Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/
Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship http://www.kuuf.net/

 

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