Green Film Series
Plastic Paradise
Tuesday, September 16 & Wednesday, September 17, 2014
57 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
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Release Date: 2013
Shored Up
Tuesday, October 14 & Wednesday, October 15, 2014
84 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource, a beacon of sanity in a world of constant change…and they’re disappearing in front of us. Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions.  Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored?  Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.
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Release Date: 2013
Fed Up!
Tuesday, November 11 & Wednesday, November 19, 2014
92 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
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Release Date: 2014
Switch
Tuesday, December 9 & Wednesday, December 10, 2014
98 minutes
Film starts at 7 pm in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.
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Release Date: 2012

Above all Else
Tuesday, February 10 & Wednesday, February 11, 2015
112 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
#ReGENERATION
Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 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
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