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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.


FILM DESCRIPTIONS

SEED: The Untold Story SEED: The Untold Story
Tuesday, February 12, & Wednesday, February 13, 2019
94 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. in William M. Rue '69 Auditorium (Sweigart 115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.
Trailer for SEED: The Untold Story
Release Date: 2016
Human Flow Human Flow
Tuesday, March 12, & Wednesday, March 13, 2019
140 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. in William M. Rue '69 Auditorium (Sweigart 115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since WWII. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe. HUMAN FLOW is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from refugee camps to ocean crossings to barbed wire borders; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Trailer for Human Flow
Release Date: 2017
Growing Cities Growing Cities
Tuesday, April 9, & Wednesday, April 10, 2019
92 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. in William M. Rue '69 Auditorium (Sweigart 115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.
 
From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. GROWING CITIES tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. From those growing food in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, urban farmers are harvesting a whole lot more than simply good food.
Trailer for Growing Cities
Release Date: 2014
Event Schedule
Date / Time Location
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

7:00pm

Growing Cities
William M. Rue ’69 Auditorium (Sweigart 115)
United States
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00pm

Growing Cities
William M. Rue ’69 Auditorium (Sweigart 115)
United States