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Environmental Community Cinema

Georgia Southern’s Sustainability program hosts an environmental film series each semester with 2-3 films focusing on sustainability issues around the globe. These films are free and open to the public, and hosted on campus (typically Natural Sciences Building 1119 (Old Biology) or the Russell Union Theater). Attendance verification is provided as needed.

All in-person events are cancelled for the remainder of the semester.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020. John Lewis: Good trouble. Thousands of protest. 45 arrest. 33 years in congress. Sometimes change calls for a little trouble. Join us for outdoor screenings- the film is an intimate account of Lewis' life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism - from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. The event will also serve as vehicles to register new voters by Georgia's Oct. 5th deadline. Statesboro Campus, Sweetheart Circle 7:30, Armstrong Campus, Burnett Lawn 6:30. Bring a blanket and wear a mask, attendance verification provided. For more information contact oma@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5409

This film was an intimate account of Lewis’ life, legacy, and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines to the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career/ The events also served as vehicle to register new voters by Georgia’s Oct. 5th deadline.


Environmental Community Cinema Series, Plastic China, Free Event! 7 pm, Tuesday, September 17. 1119 Natural Sciences Building, Statesboro Campus. For more information visit cfs@georgiasouthern.edu or call 912-478-5895. Georgia Southern University, Sustainability

Join us as we learn that China is the world’s biggest plastic waster importer. The country receives 10 million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in these plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials for the appetite of China – the world factory.
More Info:plasticchina.org


Environmental Community Cinema Series, Secrets of the Longleaf Pine, join us as we learn about the forgotten longleaf pine forest that once blanketed the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. Free Event! 7pm, wednesday, October 9, 1119 Natural Scienced Building Statesboro Campus. For more information, visit cfs@georgiasouthern.edu or call 912-478-5895. Georgia Southern University, Sustainability

Join us as we learn about the forgotten Longleaf Pine forest that once blanketed the coastal plain of the Southeastern United States. Once comprising ninety million sprawling acres, by the 20th century, human pressures had reduced the forest to just three million. Just a tiny fraction of precious old growth remains. These remarkable patches of old growth Longleaf forest display more biodiversity than any other ecosystem in the northern hemisphere, rivaled only by the Amazon. “Secrets of the Longleaf Pine” takes you on an unprecedented journey to examine some of the unique plants and animals that can only be found here.
More Info:longleafpine.org


Environmental Community Cinema Series. 10 Billion What's on your plate? Join us as we learn that in this centuray alone, the world population may grow to 10 billion people. Where will we get enough food for everybody to survive? Free Event! 7 pm, Wednesday, November 6, 1119 Natural Sciences Building Statesboro Campus. For more information, visit cfs@georgiasouthern.edu or call 912-478-5895. Georgia Southern, sustainability

Join us as we learn that in this century alone, the world population will grow to 10 billion people. Where do we get enough food for everybody to survive? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the world to study the essentials of food production. He meets organic farmers as well as agro-industry representatives, visits urban gardens and commercial slaughterhouses. Can we produce artificial meat? Will insects be the protein source of the future? Is the solution to sustainable agriculture organic micro-farms?

The film shows sustainable and gentle methods which ensure food production for the future. We can actually make a difference right now – if we only want to.
More Info:thurnfilm.de/10-billion


Environmental Community Cinema. Wednesday, Feb 19 at 7pm. Natural Sciences room 1119, Statesboro Campus. Attendance verification Provided. Narrated and executive produced by Radario Dawson, The Need to Grow, Save the soil, save the world. Theneedtogrow.com. Georgia southern university, sustainability

Join us as we learn about alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil – revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
More Info:earthconsciouslife.org/theneedtogrow


Environmental Community Cinema. Wednesday, March 31 at 7pm, Russell Union Theatre, statesboro Campus. Featuring local mushrooms purveyor, Ancil Jacques. Fantastic Fungi. Sustainability, Georgia Southern Sustainability

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
More Info:fantasticfungi.com


Environmental Community Cinema, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm, natural sciences room 1119, statesboro campus. River of Gold. Attendance verification provided. Sustainability, Georgia Southern University.

Join us as we learn the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illegal small scale gold mining.
More Info:amazonaid.org/river-of-gold/Add block

Armstrong

Environmental Community Cinema film screenings are not currently planned for the Armstrong Campus in 2019-2020

2018-2019 Film Series

Green Fire
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
Human Element
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
A Plastic Ocean
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:wastedfilm.com
Landfill Harmonic
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:landfillharmonicmovie.com
Tomorrow
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:tomorrow-documentary.com
Green Fire
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:aldoleopold.org/teach-learn/green-fire-film/
The Human Element
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:thehumanelementmovie.com
A Plastic Ocean
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Armstrong Campus, Science Center #1402
More Info:plasticoceans.org

Last updated: 11/2/2020