As a part of 2009 Earth Week activities throughout East Tennessee, the Center for Strong Communities will host the International Film Festival on Water and Climate Change, to be held April 19-21 at Maryville College. The film festival aims to increase awareness and action regarding local and global issues around water and climate change.
Three days of screenings and discussions will include short films and feature documentaries that have been honored at the Sundance Film Festival, World Water Forum, the Mumbai International Film Festival, and with many other distinctions.
The film festival, which is traveling to eight colleges in the United States, has been developed by two international organizations, The Charter of Human Responsibilities (CHR) and Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD.
The festival’s grand opening is a screening of Flow at 6 p.m. Sunday, April in Lawson Auditorium. Irena Salina's award-winning documentary examines political and environmental issues around the privatization of water and the question of water as a human right or a commodity.
Community members and visitors are welcome to attend all screenings and participate in discussions, starting Sunday afternoon and concluding Tuesday night. An annotated list of selected films, screening times and workshops will soon be announced.
For information about the film festival at Maryville College, contact the Center for Strong Communities at 865-273-8894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Charter of Human Responsibilities and the presentations at other colleges, contact Nina Gregg at email@example.com.
Film Festival Schedule (updated 3/10/09)
All events will be on campus at Maryville College.
Sunday, April 19
Location: Lawson Auditorium (Fayerweather Hall)
4:00 pm Pre-festival discussion of mountain top removal and screening of
Black Diamonds (re: mountain top removal)
5:45 pm Opening Reception in Lawson Auditorium (Fayerweather Hall)
6:00 pm Welcome and Opening of the Festival
Feature documentary: Flow (90 minutes) w/ discussion