Tuesday, February 10 & Wednesday, February 11, 2015
81 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues. Focused on how our education, parenting and media can influence us, the film follows three separate walks of life representing today’s generation- from an inspired collective of musicians, to a twenty-something conservative family about to welcome their second child, and a group of high-school students from the suburbs. Their stories are interspersed with the knowledge and personal reflections of some of the country’s leading scholars, social activists, and media personalities. Narrated by Ryan Gosling, the film explores how today’s generation approaches activism, how it is impacted by technology, our disconnection with nature and history, our consumer culture, and the economic factors holding many of us back from becoming more active in our communities.
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Release Date: 2010
Above all Else
Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8112 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
ABOVE ALL ELSE is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and the security of their families, these unforgettable people and their stories become an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change happens in America.
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Release Date: 2014
Saving The Life Keepers: The new science of sustainable beekeeping
Tuesday, April 7 & Wednesday, April 8, 2015
62 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
Saving the Life Keepers, is a visual delight for the eyes and reveals how local citizens, farmers, small and large businesses as well as beekeepers can help protect and preserve bee populations throughout the world. This documentary offers several practical solutions. These include: utilizing the biodiversity of plants, mass plantings of protein rich flowers, Queen bee organic mating yards, how to fight bee parasites  and diseases without chemicals and antibiotics and finally, how beekeepers work successfully with productive and resistant Africanized bees. A humanistic adventure based on the extraordinary realities of the present, this documentary marks the way to sustain the future for generations of people and bees yet to come.
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Release Date: 2013