COD to Host Free Sustainability Film and Discussion Series This Fall

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By Mike McKissack

College of DuPage will host a series of three free film screenings focused on sustainable energy this fall beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19.

All screenings will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. These screenings are free and open to the public.

Featuring award-winning films covering a variety of issues related to contemporary energy use and sustainable practices, this series is designed to promote film as a tool for education, civic engagement and activism in the movement to build sustainable and resilient communities and protect natural resources for future generations. A Q&A discussion will take place after each screening.

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Tuesday, Sept. 19. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun meets scientists, researchers, influencers and volunteers who shed light on the effects of plastic consumption and the mysterious phenomenon of the plastic waste buildup at the Midway Atoll.

Seed: The Untold Story: Monday, Oct. 23. During the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. While biotech chemical companies control a majority of the seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of food. This film follows passionate seed keepers protecting a 12,000-year-old food legacy.

Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America: Wednesday, Nov. 15. In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

For more information on these free screenings, contact Shamili Ajgaonkar, sandifor@cod.edu; Laura Burt-Nicholas, burt-nicholasl@cod.edu; or Deborah Adelman; adelman@cod.edu.

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