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March Movie Madness (NYC)

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Check out our socially-conscious documentary screenings and learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Pace will be screening socially-conscious documentaries covering topics such as climate change, green initiatives, and unrealistic beauty standards. These films blend unique, personal stories, and big picture social change into entertaining and informative films.

The Anthropologist
Wednesday, March 29
12:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, W618
Shot over the course of five years and three continents, this documentary follows mother-daughter anthropology team Susie and Katie Crate as they investigate the negative effect climate change has had on indigenous communities around the world. This world tour takes the duo all over the world as they learn how these communities adapted to survive in an ever-changing environment. Sponsored by the sociology/anthropology department, this discussion will be moderated by professors Amy Foerster, PhD, and Judith Pajo, PhD. Pizza will be served.

City of Trees
Thursday, March 30
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Part of the 2017 Environmental Film Series, City of Trees follows Steve Coleman and his nonprofit organization Washington Parks and People as they use a stimulus grant to improve parks in low income Washington, DC, neighborhoods through a green job-training program. Filmed in an intimate cinema style, the documentary’s cast is rounded out by locals working for Coleman’s organization as they navigate the hardships of life while trying to make their hometown a much greener place.

The Beauty Myth: The Culture of Beauty, Psychology, and the Self with Naomi Wolf
Thursday, March 30
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Birnbaum Library Fishbowl
Join us as we screen Naomi Wolf’s lecture on how unrealistic beauty standards have hindered women in society. Shining a critical eye on the fashion industry, Wolf deconstructs how it is another obstacle for women to overcome.