State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Walking the Camino

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Walking the Camino is a film that examines the spiritual side of travel and what it can do to change people’s perspectives on themselves and the world, even if they’re not religious.  The film tells the story of six people’s journeys on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

 

 

 

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-The Pollinators

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

The Pollinators is a film about Pennsylvania bee keepers who take their bees on the road to wherever there are crops to pollinate and details their story as well as how the bees survive contact with sprayed trees.

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Milking the Rhino

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Milking the Rhino is a 2009 documentary film that examines the relationship between the indigenous African wildlife, the villagers who live among the wildlife, and conservationists who look to keep tourism dollars coming in. As lands are being turned into protected game reserves, these ancient tribes have turned to animal tourism as a means of survival.

Check out the trailer here:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

State College-Love Your Planet Film Series-Albatross

Location: Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Download a flyer here to post and share!

Our friends and partners, Foxdale Village Green Committee and a member of PA IPL, the UUFCC Green Sancturary Committee, are showing a series of Love Your Planet films in Fall 2019 in the Foxdale Village Auditorium.  There will be 4 showings/films which include Albatross, Milking the RhinoThe Pollinators, and Walking the Camino (closed captioned when available).
CATA “P” bus will have hourly stops at Foxdale.

Albatross, a film by artist Chris Jordan, is a powerful movie showing the heart-wrenching reality of the effects of ocean plastic and is filmed on Midway Atoll, a US national environmental refuge site more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent.

Check out this trailer:

The film is co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Sustainability.

BRYN MAWR: Movie series 3— Look & See, a portrait of Wendell Berry

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a Green on Screen series.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, with talk-backs running for about 30 minutes at the conclusion of the film.

4/25 – LOOK & SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
            discussion with Rev. Gilson Waldkoenig, PhD
Paulssen-Hale-Maurer Prof. of Church in Society, United Lutheran Seminary

LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape.  Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film – a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.

BRYN MAWR: Movie series 2: The Islands and the Whales

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a Green on Screen series.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, with talk-backs running for about 30 minutes at the conclusion of the film.

4/18 – The Islands and the Whales
            discussion with Lisa J Rodrigues, PhD.
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Geography & the Environment, Villanova University

 Scottish filmmaker Mike Day turns his lens on the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands with The Islands and the Whales, which won the DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize and the Hot Docs Emerging International Filmmaker Award in 2016. The longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in whales, decimated seabird populations and anti-whaling activists. Day explores the undeniably timely tensions between the environment, health, tradition and culture.

In their remote home on the Faroe Islands, the islanders have always accepted what nature could provide and been proud to put local food on the table. Because their soil yields little bounty, the Faroese harvest their seas. As a result, the islanders are among the first to feel the impact of our ever more polluted oceans. Contaminated by the outside world, the whales they capture are toxic. What once ensured their survival now endangers their children, and the Faroese must make a choice between health and tradition.

 

4/25 – LOOK & SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
            discussion with Rev. Gilson Waldkoenig, PhD
Paulssen-Hale-Maurer Prof. of Church in Society, United Lutheran Seminary