GREEN SCREENS

  • 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:
     
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    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 (George Washington University and White House Council on Environmental Quality Committee on Science Needs for Climate Adaptation), and Jerome Whitington (Anthropology, NYU). Moderator: Helena Hansen (NYU Medical Center & Anthropology).
     
    3:30-5 PM  Tourism in Perspective
    Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
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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 screens excerpts from her landmark 1991 PBS documentary The Environmental Tourist. Discussion: Megan Epler Wood with Lynne Minnaert (NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism) and Pegi Vail (NYU Center for Media, Culture and History).
     
    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). 
    Tickets: No RSVP required, event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. First-come, first-served. 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

    12 -1:30 PMDigital Interventions from Latin America
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    Media selection curated and 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  Screening of Angry Inuk
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    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. Post-screening discussion with Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Film & TV, NYU)
     
    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 Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Center for Religion and Media, Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group; and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
     
    All events are free and open to the public but seats are limited. *please check back for updates to schedule or screening locations.