PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Several Pace faculty and students are being featured as guest speakers during the Focus On Nature film series, which has been screening this month at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.
According to the film center, Focus On Nature is "a cinematic celebration of the natural world and the diversity of its threats and wonders."
The following films are scheduled to air later this month:
How To Change the World , Wednesday, Oct, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Q&A with John Cronin, senior fellow for environmental affairs at Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies; Rick Magder, Executive Director of Groundwork Hudson Valley; and Pace University student activist Anthony Morgan-Jones with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas.
In 1971 a small group of Vancouver hippies, journalists, scientists, and activists, united in their opposition to a U.S. atomic test on an Alaskan island, sailed an aging fishing boat straight for the test site. Armed only with cameras and staunch faith in the power of images, the rainbow warriors of Greenpeace were born. Using never-before-seen footage, photographs, interviews, and a first-person narration from the diaries of the group’s leader, Bob Hunter, this insightful, moving film brings Greenpeace’s earliest years — and its intense, sometimes eccentric, and often dangerous world — to life.
After the Spill , Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster with Andrew Revkin, New York Times environmental blogger and Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies’ senior fellow for environmental understanding.
When BP’s Deepwater Horizon well exploded and sank in April 2010 —causing the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry -- award-winning filmmaker Jon Bowermaster was putting the finishing touches on SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, which captured the pre-spill way of life. In the last five years, he has returned to the area many times. Through stunning visual documentation and stirring interviews, the film investigates how the disaster affected local economies and health, and what really happened to all that oil — and asks if life along Louisiana’s coastline has been changed forever. With an original score by Louisiana blues legend Sonny Landreth.