SCIENCE ON SCREEN: WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE...?
Presentation by Peter Gleick featuring a screening of Valley of Saints
Peter Gleick, internationally recognized water expert, will deliver an illustrated presentation on world water issues, followed by a screening of the award-winning feature film Valley of Saints.
Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland. His research and writings address the critical connections between water and human health, sustainable water use and international conflicts over water resources. In 2003 he was named a MacArthur Fellow for his work, and in 2006 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Hailed by critic Anne Thompson as "a lyrical, beautiful, and satisfying journey of self-discovery," Valley of Saints is a tender drama about Gulzar, a ferry pilot on Dal Lake in India's beautiful Kashmir valley, who becomes enlightened about water pollution when he meets Asifa, a young woman conducting environmental research on the lake. Writer-director Musa Syeed's compelling and poetic story was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Sundance's World Cinema Audience Award. In Kashmiri with English subtitles. (India 2012) Film 82 min. plus discussion.
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or buy your ticket there. Let's meet in the lobby at 6:45 (be there by 6:45) and we'll get seats together in the theater.