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The 10th Annual Fall 2014 Film Series

An SOC Signature Series—with host Chris Palmer. The event is free and open to the public – no reservations required.

Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Directions: http://www.american.edu/maps/
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU
 
For more information, please contact:
Chris Palmer (202) 885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

For complete film series details, please click here.

Nat Geo Wild

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7 pm

Nat Geo Goes Wild!

Join Nat Geo WILD's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Geoff Daniels, on a tour of WILD programs, following America's favorite veterinarian on a farm in rural Michigan to a feuding family of gorillas in the jungles of Tanzania. Embark on a whirlwind journey around the world as Geoff reveals why Nat Geo Wild is one of the fastest growing networks in cable.

 

Erin Finicane & Sarah Gulick

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 7 PM

Behind the Scenes: the Making of America's Wilderness

Celebrate 50 years of Wilderness by joining CEF for a screening, panel discussion and gear showcase, as National Park Service film producers, Chuck Dunkerly, Erin Finicane (SOC '13), and Sarah Gulick (SOC '14) take us behind the scenes to explore the making of their web series, "America's Wilderness." From coping with dramatic weather to waiting for the perfect wildlife moment, the filmmakers walk us through lessons learned during their search for inspiring stories that bring the spirit of wilderness to people everywhere. Moderated by Professor Maggie Stogner.

 

Peta

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 7 PM

How PETA Uses Film and Stars to Promote Its Cause

PETA Senior VP Dan Mathews will show how his organization uses undercover video to document cruelty to animals in slaughterhouses, laboratories, fur farms, and circuses. But who wants to watch that stuff? By enlisting personalities like Jason Biggs and Pink to host video shorts and carefully marketing them on the web, PETA has reached millions worldwide.

Nancy Knowlton

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 7 PM

Moving Beyond the Obituaries: From Doom and Gloom to #Oceanoptimism

Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History says that psychologists have known for some time that scary news without solutions causes people to disengage. While not discounting the scope of the environmental problems we face, we need to do a better job of celebrating our successes.

Greenpeace

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 7 PM

Greenpeace Video: Brand jamming, mini films galore, and Postcards from Climate Change

Melissa Thompson, Senior Video Producer for Greenpeace USA, describes how Greenpeace uses video (make it funny! make it sharable! tell a good story!). She will show lots of clips and discuss her best tips for getting videos out there to be seen by millions.

Classroom in the Wild: Chesapeake Bay

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 7 PM

Classroom in the Wild: Film Screening Followed by Q&A

Come and hear first-hand accounts from students about their extraordinary experiences during Classroom in the Wild in the Chesapeake Bay and in Alaska. Professor Larry Engel, who led the summer Alaska course will attend, as will Lauren Demko who co-led the Chesapeake Bay course. In a presentation of photos and videos by the students themselves, you will learn more about these unique courses, as well as future opportunities to practice environmental filmmaking in Classroom in the Wild in 2015.