13th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series
As the longest running program of its kind in the region, the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series continues to lend voice to environmental, sustainability, and climate issues affecting our community and the world. Join us each month for a new documentary film and discussion. Free.
For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Sarah Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31 – 6:30 p.m.
Little Yellow Boots, 95 mins. 2017
Discussion leader: TBA
What do we pass on to those who come after us, for both good and for bad? And what difference can one person make in the world? These are the universal questions that occupy director John Webster in this personal cinematic letter to his great-grandchild Dorit, a little girl who will be born in the 2060’s, and who’s little yellow boots will walk on a very different shoreline to the one we knew. The story seamlessly weaves together past, present and future into a beautiful, moving and hopeful documentary film about the power of each of us to make a difference.
February 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Behold the Earth, 68 mins. 2017
Location: Sullivan 101
Discussion leader: Rev. Audra Abt, Missionary Vicar, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (and) North Greensboro Mission Developer
Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring invigorated the U.S. environmental movement in the 1960s, inspiring rising young scientists like Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson, Cal DeWitt, and Theo Colborn. Many of these scientists were also raised as evangelicals, part of America’s most influential faith community of the last 75 years. Today, a new generation of scientists and evangelicals are coming of age—people like Katharine Hayhoe, Ben Lowe, and Corina Newsome. Can these emerging leaders reduce the human degradations of our earth? Can they revive the reach and relevance of America’s evangelical and environmental movements? Film director and conservationist David Conover began this film 12 years ago as an inquiry into America’s divorce from the outdoors. Four time Grammy-award winning musician Dirk Powell leads arrangements of traditional American tunes and hymns, with Rhiannon Giddens and Tim Eriksen, and Dirk’s daughters Sophie and Amelia.
March 14 – 6:30 p.m.
Sustainability Shorts Film Competition
Location: Weatherspoon Museum of Art
See details above for submission guidelines.
Since 2006, more than 5,000 attendees have attended to view 60+ documentary films, ranging in topics from consumerism to waste, agriculture to water, and transportation to energy. Here are some films that have been shown in the past:
- Chasing Coral (2017)
- The Day the Sun Fell (2015)
- Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights (2016)
- An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
- Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction (2017)
- In Pursuit of Silence (2015)
- Climate Stories NC (2015-2016)
- Catching the Sun (2015)
Can You Dig This? (2015)
Merchants of Doubt (2014)
Racing to Zero (2015)
Landfill Harmonic (2015)
This Changes Everything (2015)
- An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
- Who Killed the Electric Car (2006)
- King Corn (2007)
- Waste Land (2010)
- Living Downstream (2010)
- Overburden (2015)
- Just Eat It (2015)
- The Economics of Happiness
- Ethics of Fracking / Coal Ash short films
- Shored Up
- Thin Ice
- Above All Else
- Growing Cities