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Sustainability Film Series: An Evening with Sean Peoples

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Environmental Studies and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with the Athena Cinema and many other sponsors including the Global Arts Festival, April 1-5.
Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other.
Following each screening 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. All admissions free.

An evening with Sean Peoples and his work. Discussion on creating environmental documentaries covering:
Hurricane Maria -A compilation of three films

Broken Landscape, Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point
In India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State, demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it. Coal mine owners are prospering from booming production, but few laws regulate the dangerous and polluting practice known as “rat-hole” mining. Until now.
A new government tribunal recently banned all coal mining in the region, effectively shutting down the economy. Mine owners and workers staged protests, while people living downstream are struggling to cope with dead rivers that once provided their livelihoods, food, and drinking water. Nepalese migrants who crossed the border to work in the mines are stuck in the middle.
Broken Landscape examines the lives of those on the front lines of India’s water-energy choke point.

Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal
In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. In “Scaling the Mountain,” the second film in the Wilson Center’s “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” series, villagers in Jogimara and Naubise districts find that combining conservation efforts with reproductive health services has helped them to support their families and their communities more sustainably.
Sponsor: Ohio University Global Arts Festival


April 3, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Athena Cinema
20 S. Court St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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