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earth Enjoy lunch at Daytona State College's Cafe 101 and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Museum's Madorsky Theater for a look at some great and classic films. Meals at Café 101 are available by reservation only and must be booked separately by calling (386) 506-3859. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. Sorry, no popcorn!
This film series was created in honor of the 42nd annual Earth Day celebration. It features thought-provoking and inspiring films about some of the most crucial environmental problems we face today, and highlights some of the people who have worked passionately to protect endangered species, forests, water, and the earth.

  Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
April 17 at 1:30 pm (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Created by WGBH Boston Video (U.S., 2007) 56 min.

This production film examines marine biologist/zoologist Rachel Carson's poetic and seminal work "Silent Spring" which later became a keystone of the ecological and environmental movements and spawned critical legislation including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Gimmie_Green   Gimme Green
April 17 at 1:30 pm (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Directed by Isaac Brown & Eric Flagg (U.S., 2007) 27 min.

A short and witty documentary that looks at the American obsession with the residential lawn, what it symbolizes, and the effects it has on our environment. With an engaging blend of gravity and levity, it presents a wide range of perspectives examining the social, commercial, and environmental pressures surrounding the green grass aesthetic, and how a non-edible, resource-intensive plant could become our nation's largest irrigated and pesticide laden crop.

Jungles   Jungles
April 17 at 7:30 pm (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Directed by Frans Lanting (U.S., 2000) 15 min.

Jungles is a personal exploration of nature in the tropics by master photographer, storyteller, and naturalist Frans Lanting who has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. In a unique collection of images made over a period of 20 years in jungles from the lowlands of the Congo to the cloud forests of the Andes, Lanting interprets the aesthetic splendor and the remarkable natural history of the tropical rainforest.
Butterfly   Butterfly
April 17 at 7:30 pm (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Directed by Doug Wolens (U.S., 2000) 79 min.

This inspiring documentary film chronicles Julia "Butterfly" Hill's 738 day tree-sit in a one thousand year old redwood tree she named Luna in order to prevent it from being clear cut. This intensely spiritual and articulate woman remained 180 feet up in the tree for over two years surviving El Niño’s winter storms, howling winds, and intense harassment by the logging company. Her action galvanized people and saved the ancient tree and the hillside forest surrounding it.

Gas Land   Gas Land
April 18 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Josh Fox (U.S., 2010) 107 min.

Director Josh Fox reveals shocking stories about the Halliburton-developed natural gas drilling boom called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" that is happening all across America. Can you imagine being able to light your tap water on fire? This is just one of the many shocking results due to this technology. Featuring EPA whistleblowers, congressmen, world recognized scientists, and some of the most incredibly inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil fuel giants for environmental justice.

Chimpanzees   Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees
April 19 at 1:30 pm
Directed by David Lickley (U.S., 2002) 75 min.

This cinematic portrait of the great zoologist, Jane Goodall, presents her life’s work with the wild chimpanzees of Gombe, detailing her approach, and the individual chimpanzees and families she has studied. A trailblazer who ventured into the forest as a young woman, she has been passionately studying and working to protect the now endangered chimpanzee for 40 years. This journey takes you into the hearts, minds and world of the wild chimpanzees showing their complex societies, and remarkable intelligence of which Goodall’s legendary work brought to the forefront of science and the American public.

Grizzly Man   Grizzly Man
April 19 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Werner Herzog (U.S., 2005) 100 min.

A powerful and heart-wrenching documentary film by award-winning German director, Werner Herzog, it chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. Grizzly Man consists of Treadwell's own footage of his interactions while living among grizzlies in Alaska, before he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and eaten by a bear in 2003. The footage he shot was later found, and the film was completed posthumously by the Discovery Channel and Lions Gate Entertainment.

Electric_Car   Who Killed the Electric Car?
April 20 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Chris Paine (U.S., 2006) 92 min.

This documentary explores the creation and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the U.S., specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid-1990s, and explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, the California government and more to reveal a culture whose aversion to change and reliance on dwindling resources may be rooted in the financial concerns of a wealthy few, and may also be leading consumers down a troubling path.

If_A_Tree_Falls   If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
April 20 at 4:00 pm
Directed by Marshall Curry (U.S., 2011) 85 min.

Shot after some members of the Earth Liberation Front were arrested by the FBI for eco-terrorism, part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, this film allows E.L.F. members to explain how, and why, they committed over 100 ''actions'' of arson against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment which include timber companies, SUV dealerships, and slaughterhouses. This is a rare behind-the-curtain look at what the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat', and forces us to ask hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

No_Impact_Man   No Impact Man
April 20 at 6:00 pm
Directed by Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein (U.S., 2009) 93 min.

This thoughtful and humorous documentary follows Manhattan-based Colin Beavan, as he and his family attempt to abandon their highly consumptive lifestyle and embark on an experiment to live a sustainable lifestyle in New York City with zero impact on the environment for one year.



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