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Sustainability Film Series: Appetite for Destruction- Palm Oil Diaries

March 20, 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.

Appetite for Destruction: The Palm Oil Diaries
The palm oil industry has papered over vast swathes of the planet, much of it valuable and ecologically diverse. Forty million tonnes are produced annually, and it can be found in 50% of all packaged foods. Travelling from Cameroon, to Guatemala, to Colombia the film investigates what has catalysed this new industry and the social and environmental impact of it’s exponential growth. Palm oil has dominated the environmental press in recent years, amid claims of deforestation and the detrimental effects of monoculture. Michael Dorgan set out to investigate these claims.
Sponsor: Athens Impact Socially Responsible Investments


March 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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