Join us as Ohio University Libraries, Environmental Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Athena Cinema celebrate the sixth year of sponsoring the popular “Sustainability Film Series,” an eclectic and diverse series of documentaries in the fields of environmental studies and sustainability. All of spring semester’s screenings, held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema, are free and open to the public.
We open the spring series on January 23 with Volunteer an eco-adventure film, with guests from recreation studies, ecotourism and community outreach. We are pleased to announce a special guest, Sean Peoples, a multimedia producer working with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. He will be our guest on April 3 for a series of short films he produced titled, An Evening with Sean Peoples.
Spring series film topics include: sea turtles, the night sky, butterfly sanctuaries and environmental issues around palm oil. We also welcome some new sponsors: Green Energy Ohio, Biological Science, Athens Impact Socially Responsible Investments, and the Global Arts Festival.
The purpose of the Sustainability Series, originally titled in 2012 the Common Experience on Sustainability (CEPS), is to serve as an introduction to local and global issues on the environment. The current film series remains true to its origins by continuing to create an awareness of environmental issues through speakers, activities and films.
Many of these controversial documentaries enhance the viewer’s learning experience and provide an opportunity to explore the world of environmental and sustainability issues, both from the grassroots movements and from corporate investigations.
A panel discussion immediately follows each film screening. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, filmmakers, producers and community members are invited to stay and share their thoughts and research. We encourage everyone to ASK QUESTIONS and BE CRITICAL.
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