Environmental Film Festival


Earth Week

Office of Engagement & Economic Development
Kevin Kearns, Vice-President
701 Maytum Hall
Ph: (716) 673-3758
Kevin.Kearns
@fredonia.edu


Sustainability Committee
Sarah Laurie, Committee Chair
117 Administrative Offices Complex
Ph: (716) 673-3796
Sarah.Laurie
@fredonia.edu

The purpose of the EARTH WEEK 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL is to show a series of current and critically acclaimed documentaries on a variety of environmental issues to highlight the breadth of sustainability issues facing our society. 

ALL MOVIE SCREENINGS ARE **FREE** AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Screenings will take place in Jewett Hall 101 on the SUNY Fredonia campus on Friday, April 25, 2014.

5:00  Green Gold (47 min)

6:00  Masdar: A Green City (22 min) & Amazing Grace (5 min)

6:30  GMO OMG (90 min)

8:00  Chemerical: Redefining Clean for a New Generation (75 min)

9:15  Post-screening discussion with Chemerical Director Andrew Nisker

Read about the Featured Films

Green Gold: John Liu's Green Gold explores large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Jordan and Bolivia. Drawing on footage from Hope in a Changing Climate, which was first screened in Copenhagen at COP 15 and on BBC World, Green Gold was a featured film at the Rio+20 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development. According to the Permaculture Research Institute, the film "is not just a tale of hope, it's evidence of hope — it's proof that we do not need to give in to apathy, despair and an 'eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die' mentality."

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate? Watch the Trailer.

Chemerical: From the creator of the award winning film Garbage! The Revolution Starts At Home (Sundance Channel, Super Channel) comes a shocking tale about the products we use to clean our homes and bodies. Chemerical explores the life cycle of everyday household cleaners and hygiene products to prove that, thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in sea of toxicity. The film is at once humorous, as we watch the Goode family try to turn a new leaf by creating and living in a toxic free home, and informative, as director Andrew Nisker works with many experts to give audiences the tools and inspiration to live toxic free. Chemerical tackles "the toxic debate" in a truly informative and entertaining way, not only by raising awareness, but most importantly by providing simple solutions. Watch the Trailer.

 


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