Watch documentaries and full-length features with an environmental angle. 

Watch documentaries and full-length features with an environmental angle. 

Trashed
Tuesday, February 9 & Wednesday, February 10, 2016
98 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our tour guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year. On a boat in the North Pacific he faces the reality of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the effect of plastic waste on marine life. Meanwhile, global warming, accelerated by emissions from landfill and incineration, is melting the ice-caps and releasing decades of these old poisons, which had been stored in the ice, back into the sea. And we learn that some of the solutions are as frightening and toxic as the problem itself.
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Release Date: 2012
GMO OMG
Tuesday, March 8 & Wednesday, March 9, 2016
90 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
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 the 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.
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Release Date: 2013
Racing Extinction
Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13, 2016
90 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
In Racing Extinction a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight – a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.
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Release Date: 2015