China’s Environmental Revolution- Environmental Film Viewing and Discussion with Filmmaker Gary Marcuse
When: March 25, 2015, 2:30-5pm
Where: Wechsler Theatre (MGC 315)
Description: Join us for a showing of two films, "Waking the Green Tiger", and "Searching for Sacred Mountain", and a discussion afterwards with filmmaker Gary Marcuse.
About the films:
Waking the Green Tiger:
By declaring that nature must be conquered in the name of progress, Chairman Mao ushered in an era of environmental degradation for China. Now, passionate activists strive to preserve their natural wonders, educate their compatriots and encourage public debate. Winner of the 2013 China Green Film Award, Brazilian Environmental Journalism Award; & Grantham Prize 2012 Special Award of Merit for Environmental Journalism.
Searching for Sacred Mountain:
In the midst of a growing environmental crisis in China… Shi Lihong takes a camera crew to a remote Tibetan monastery. There she discovers the Tibetans' commitment to protecting all life around their sacred lakes and mountains, part of a tradition of environmental protection that has been sustained for centuries.
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