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Focus on Nature: Film Series (PLV)

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Now showing at the Jacob Burns Film Center, a series of nature and conservation films featuring Q&As and discussions with Pace University faculty, student activists, and the filmmakers themselves.

Now through October 28, join Pace University faculty and students for the Focus on Nature film series hosted by the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York. The films and discussions that follow focus on a variety of conservation, recovery after disaster, and sustainability in nature.

How to Change the World
Wednesday, October 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 Jacob Burns Film Center Executive Director Edie Demas.
In 1971, a small group of Vancouver hippies, journalists, scientists, and activists, united in their opposition to a US 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, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster and Andrew Revkin, New York Times “Dot Earth” blogger and Pace 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.

A limited amount of free tickets for Pace students are available. Contact for inquiries and availability. Once free tickets disappear, students can purchase tickets for any show at a special Pace student rate of $5 at the Burns Film Center box office (subject to availability).

For a full lineup of the Focus on Nature film series, click here.