An Environmental FILM SERIES on SUSTAINABILITY
All films will be shown at Arlington Central Library- Auditorium,
1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 22201M
Discussion will follow each film.
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Saturday, February 25th – 2:00 - 4:00 PM
GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth
Water shortages, hunger, peak oil, species extinction, and even increasing depression are all symptoms of a deeper problem – addiction to unending growth in a world that has limits. GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth goes way beyond prescribing Band-Aids to slow the bleeding. This film examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence current levels of population and consumption are unsustainable.
(98 minutes, 2011)
Tuesday, March 13th – 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
Colony –The Endangered World of Bees
Colony collapse disorder is the subject of this environmental documentary. As bee colonies around the United States disappear, scientists and beekeepers struggle to find the reason why and ascertain the impact on humans and the planet. Longtime beekeepers and newcomers alike are faced with economic ruin as they try to keep their hives healthy and prevent this crisis from wreaking havoc on a world that depends on pollination to sustain agriculture.
(84 minutes, 2009)
Tuesday, April 24th – 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
Dirt! The Movie
Dirt takes center stage in this entertaining yet poignant documentary from Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow, which unearths our cosmic connection to soil and explores how diverse groups of people are uniting to save the natural resource. Drawing inspiration from William Bryant Logan's book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, the filmmakers combine lively animations with personal accounts from farmers, scientists, activists and more. Co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.
(80 minutes, 2009)
Tuesday, May 22nd – 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
The high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. Americans may rethink their obsession with bottled H20 when they learn of the unregulated industry's willingness to ignore environmental and health concerns, and the problems that arise as a result.
(75 minutes, 2009)
Tuesday, September 11th – 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
The End of the Line
Filmmaker Robert Murray traverses the world exposing the devastating effects that overfishing with modern technology is having on fish stocks and exploring the real solutions to solve the crisis.
(82 minutes, 2009)
Monday, October 15th – 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
This award-winning documentary exposes the problems associated with our energy consumption. It also offers concrete solutions for those who want to educate themselves and be part of the solutions in this decisive era. The film features passionate individuals, entrepreneurs, experts and scientists at the forefront of their field bringing legitimacy and expertise to the core message of the piece.
(55 minutes, 2007)