A Green Issues Summer Movie Series will again be co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and the Wabash College Lilly Library. Free and open to the public, the movies will start at 7 p.m. in the Korb Classroom at the Fine Arts Center at Wabash College-570 South Grant Street. Brief discussion will follow each film, and light refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, May 30: Gimme Green (Jellyfish Smack Productions, 28 minutes)
“Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do they really symbolize? Pride and prosperity? Or waste and conformity?” Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets, and out outlook on life. From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green peers behind the curtain of the $40 billion industry that fuels our nation’s largest irrigated crop—the lawn”
Thursday, June 6: Bluefin: The Last of the Giants (Bullfrog Films, 53 minutes)
“Bluefin is a tale set in the tuna capital of the world—North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and explores the mystery of why normally wary Bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. These relentlessly hunted and ‘endangered’ giants are now swarming fishing boats in great numbers after a long disappearance from overfishing decades.One thing is certain, this sudden and mysterious abundance of tuna in Canadian waters flies in the face of scientific assessments that stocks are critically down by 90%. An inevitable clash of perceptions about what is happening ensues. ….”
Tuesday, June 18: Food Evolution (Grasshopper Films, 52 minutes)
“Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion , Food Evolution by Academy Award nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food…and wrestles with the emotions and science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.”
Wednesday, July 3: Maratus (Green Planet Films, 30 minutes)
“When an Australian garbage collector, Stuart Harris, takes a photo of a tiny colorful spider, he has no idea how it will change his life…A remarkable story of determination, self-discovery and the power of citizen science to reveal nature’s most extraordinary and well-hidden wonders.”
Tuesday, July 16: Chemercial: Redefining Clean for a New Generation (Chemical National Productions, 75 minutes
“Explores the life cycle of everyday householder cleaners and hygiene products to demonstrate that, thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in a sea of toxicity. This film is at once humorous and informative, as director Andrew Nisker works with many experts to give audiences the tools and inspiration to live toxic-free.”
Wednesday, July 31: NOSTALGIA NIGHT! Paddle to the Sea (National Film Board of Canada, 28 minutes) + Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night (Green Planet Films, 21 min)
“A perfect double feature for a summer evening, complete with canoe adventures and fireflies! Revisit the class 1966 Paddle to the Seas, young Native American boy who carved out a small wooden canoe and set off on a journey and then beautiful Hotaru film, featuring artist and scientist demonstrating the importance of darkness—and the erosion of it on firefly habitats.
Tuesday, August 6: A Quest for Meaning: A Journey Above and Beyond our Beliefs” (Bullfrog Films, 87 minutes)
“The story of an impromptu road trip undertaken by two childhood friends in an attempt to uncover the causes of the current world’s crises and discover a way to bring about change. Through the messages of activists, biologists, philosophers, and guardians of ancient tradition, the friends invite us to join them in their questioning of the world and offer alternatives to help build the world of tomorrow.”

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