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In celebration of Earth Day, White River Indie Film is offering a screening of the documentary EARTH followed by a live-stream discussion of the film, EARTH & the De-Materialization of Our Economy, with the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group.
White River Indie Films is a local nonprofit organization that fosters community around screening issue-oriented films, hosting discussions, and partnering with community organizations with the goal of inspiring change. Alongside this mission is the aim of bringing filmmakers and film lovers together to enjoy groundbreaking, provocative, and entertaining films.
In celebration of Earth Day, WRIF would like to invite Dartmouth students, faculty and staff to screen EARTH, a documentary film by Nikolaus Geyhalter. The film is available via a Vimeo link until Sunday, April 26.
WRIF will also host a livestream discussion, EARTH & the De-Materialization of Our Economy, this Saturday, April 25 with Matthew Baker, Professor of Geology and Environmental Science (Univ. of Maryland), filmmaker Roger Sorkin (the American Resilience Project), and environmental activist Bill Stetson and moderator Bill Bittinger (WRIF founders) to share their insights and expertise. Topics for discussion will include: how are scientists, filmmakers, and activists to respond to this provocative film? What does the film have to say about our material existence on Earth and our capacity to change? How is our current coronavirus crisis affecting the environmental narrative?
There is a fee to watch the film, but the livestream community discussion on Saturday, April 25th, is free to join.
About the film: Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to appropriate the planet.
RSVP to the film discussion here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbwn_QFprpTMg6KgMKUbseSo2UKLWlApev4-jszFWx-im2FA/viewform