The Green Film Series

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Presented by the Office of Sustainability

The Green Film Series offers the Rider community the opportunity to watch documentaries and full-length features with an environmental angle. These movies are shown on select days at 7 p.m. in Sweigart Auditorium (115) on the Lawrenceville campus and are followed by brief discussions. The series, which began in 2009, is presented by the Office of Sustainability.


Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
90 minutes

WASTED! aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. Wasted! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it's directly contributing to climate change and shows how each of us can make small changes- all delicious- to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. 
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Release Date: 2017
Landfill Harmonic Landfill Harmonic
95 minutes
LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Release Date: 2015
Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock
89 minutes
Moving from summer 2016, when demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline's demolishing of sacred Native burial grounds began, to the current and disheartening pipeline status, AWAKE is a powerful visual poem in three parts. The film is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers: Director Myron Dewey and Executive Producer Doug Good Feather; and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film documents the story of Native-led defiance that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. It asks: "Are you ready to join the fight?" 
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Release Date: 2017
Dukale’s Dream Dukale’s Dream
70 minutes
The coffee you drink can change the world! At the heart of the documentary is Hugh Jackman’s journey to better understand how to make an impact on extreme poverty. During a trip to Ethiopia –the birthplace of coffee– they learned about the effectiveness of community development, fair trade, and education in reducing global poverty. DUKALE'S DREAM seeks to spark a conversation about the ways in which we can all play a part in tackling these important issues. Dream with Dukale and make the world a better place one cup of coffee at a time.
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Release Date: 2015

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