• When: March 23, 2017 6:00 pm - March 25, 2017 6:00 pm
  • Where: Multiple locations: Lipton Hall @ NYU Law School; Cinema Studies' Michelson Theater; Cantor Film Center; NYU Medical Center
  • Summary: Green Screens: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen is a three-day media showcase March 23-25, 2017 focusing on environmental crises facing communities worldwide
  • Details:
    MARCH 23
     6-8 PM: Screening of Sherpa
    Lipton Hall, NYU Law School
    108 West 3rd Street
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    Screening of the award-winning Discovery documentary, Sherpa, about the 2014 Mt. Everest, Nepal climbing season from the Sherpas’ point of view. Following the tragic loss of sixteen Sherpas caught in an avalanche, the Sherpas unite after the tragedy to reclaim their sacred mountain. Post-screening discussion with Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom and Pasang Yangjee Sherpa (Post-Doctoral Fellow for Sacred Landscapes & Sustainable Futures, The New School). Moderator: Angela Zito (NYU Center for Religion and Media).

    MARCH 24

    12-2 PM  Climate Change, Governance, and Public Health
    NYU Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall A

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    Screening of the documentary, Not Without Us (2016, Dir: Mark Decena), featuring the journeys of seven grassroots activists from around the world as they headed to Paris to challenge the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). Post-screening discussion with director Mark Decena, sociologist and filmmaker Sabrina McCormick (Professor of Public Health, George Washington University), and Jerome Whitington (Anthropology, NYU). Moderator: Helena Hansen (NYU Medical Center & Anthropology).
    3-5 PM  Traveling to the Ends of the Earth?
    Journalism, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons
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    Megan Epler Wood (Author, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet; Director, International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health), founder in 1990 of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), will screen excerpts from her landmark 1991 PBS documentary The Environmental Tourist, followed by a screening of The Venice Syndrome (52 min., 2012, Dir: Andreas Pichler). The Venice Syndrome explores the current state of tourism in Venice, host to 20 million foreigners a year in a city of 58,000 inhabitants. Discussion: Megan Epler Wood and Pegi Vail (NYU Center for Media, Culture and History). Moderator: Lynne Minnaert (NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism).
    6:30 PM  Screening of Atlantic
    Cantor Film Center,  36 East 8th Street, Theater 200
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    Screening of the documentary Atlanticnarrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson. The film follows the struggles of three fishing communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland as they battle with the oil explorers and international fishing companies for control of the resources in their waters. Post-screening discussion with Atlantic director Risteard O’Domhnaill with Jennifer Jacquet (Environmental Studies, NYU). Moderator: Niall McKay (Irish Screen America). Intro: Pegi Vail (NYU)
    Tickets: Doors open fifteen minutes prior to event start time. Please bring photo ID.


    MARCH 25th
    Indigenous Activism in the Americas
    Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
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    12 -1:30 PMDigital Interventions from Latin America
    Media selection presented by Amalia Córdova  (Latino Digital Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage). Still, above: from the film, “Para onde foram as andorinhas?” (Instituto Catitu, Brazil)
    2-4 PMEnvironmental Justice in North America
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    Screenings include Sacred Water from the VICE series on Indigenous resistance, Rise by Métis/Algonquin filmmaker Michelle Latimer; and two works by NYU Anthropology PhD students: Shash Jaa: Bears Ears (2016) by Angelo Baca (Navajo/Hopi) and Tó Łitso/The Day Our River Ran Yellow (2017) by Teresa Montoya (Navajo). Post-screening discussion with Directors Michelle Latimer, Angelo Baca, and Teresa Montoya.
    4:30-6:30 PM  Sneak Preview Screening of Angry Inuk
    Sneak Preview screening of the documentary Angry Inuk (2016, 82 min), directed by Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.
    Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit communities are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Discussion with Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Film & TV, NYU)
    All events are free and open to the public but seats are limited. 
    This showcase was supported by an NYU Green Grant from the Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, New York University Arts Council
    Co-sponsors: NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG); and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 
    Organized by Pegi Vail with curatorial selections by Amalia Cordova, Faye Ginsburg, Helena Hansen, Niall McKay and Chi-Hui Yang.
    Green Screens logo by Preethi Rajaguru