Friday, March 27, 2015
TIME: Time: 6:00 p.m.-Light supper served and bar opens;
7:00 p.m. Film Screening (followed by discussion)
PRICE: $20 (Light supper $15; Movie $5) Cash Bar
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Premiere Screening of Five Short Films (4-7 minutes each)
WHAT WE HAVE LEFT BEHIND IN IRAQ
ECOSYSTEMS, WAR and CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL PATHWAYS TO PEACE BUILDING
FORGING A NEW ETHIC
Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear
Ted Conwell, Founder and Lead Organizer, Climate First! Inc
Steve Michelson, President and Executive Producer, Specialty Studios/Video Project
Discussion Moderated by Filmmakers Alice and Lincoln Day
Alice and Lincoln Day, filmmakers of the award-winning documentary, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War, will host the premiere of five short films (four to seven minutes each). The program will feature a discussion with the audience and a panel of two local peace and climate-change activists, Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, and Ted Conwell, Climate First! Inc.,as well as Steve Michelson, a prominent expert in the field of documentary film.
The short films—opening with “What We Have Left Behind in Iraq” and closing with “Forging a New Ethic”—represent a progression from the despair we feel about the toxic environment the Iraq war has left behind to the hope that real change is possible through creating alternatives to military force and building a new ethic of interdependence with the natural world. The audience and panel will be encouraged to comment critically on the short films as potential change makers. Alice and Lincoln will moderate the discussion.