Film and Discussion at the Rafael

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.

Go here and pick February 21st to buy your ticket now. 12/reg or 9/member

http://www.ticketmakers.com/GenFilm2P.dll/zipsearch?choice=theater&theaterid=11001&date=today&TBP=11000

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.

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  • Leslie R.

    Aside from the educational part of this event, I loved seeing Kashmir.. I think that was rather rare footage and it was a revelatory insight into a remote place on earth.

    February 23, 2013

  • Gwen

    Loved the speaker and the topic. The movie was enjoyable too!!!

    February 22, 2013

  • Lois

    Alicia, once again, solidly organized an educational and incredibly worthwhile event. It's important to continue this discussion and hopefully affect change through our own actions as well as words.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Alicia

    interesting speaker and thought provoking meeting!

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the presentation and the information. I would've enjoyed more. The movie was not what I expected but it was a beautifully made film and provided an interesting perspective on our diminishing fresh water supply while telling an endearing story.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've followed the water issue in science journals and am a member of Trout Unlimited which works to restore rivers and waters not only for fish but for all of us.
    I liked Alicia's mention of unsustainable water usage with regards to the farming of cattle and other animals. I do understand and believe this to be very true. I've read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" which almost converted me to be a Vegetarian, but what can I say, I like a good steak from time to time. Maybe some day.

    February 22, 2013

  • Janie G.

    We are so lucky to have knowledgable advocates in our area...like Blue Planet! The narrative film was enlightening by bringing attention to humanity, politics and lack of sustainable water programs in the deep and rich culture of Kashmir. Sundance rated film.

    February 22, 2013

  • Leslie R.

    It was good... informative and thought-provoking. I am glad I attended.

    February 22, 2013

  • Teresa

    Terrific, & Interesting event--- with Great pre-film talk (about WATER), and subsequent, socially inspiring, plus beautifully photographed, (and edited...), doc-style movie, though not a doc! Thanks 2 Alicia, 4 Your FAB Organizing, Warm Welcome, & Smiling "Visionary" Spirit! CHEERS!

    February 21, 2013

  • Gregg R.

    wonderful film, culturally and environmentally, etc.

    February 21, 2013

  • CaryLynn

    now a conflict with my new yoga class membership, sorry to miss!

    February 20, 2013

  • CaryLynn

    Now conflicting with my yoga class, must cancel. Really interested in this film.....though.

    February 20, 2013

  • Ronnie

    Yeah! got my ticket!

    February 20, 2013

  • Sandia

    I just RSVP'd - now realize I have plans. Sorry - next time :)

    February 19, 2013

  • Marianne M.

    Have to cancel so two spots are available!

    February 19, 2013

  • Janie G.

    Ticket receipt in hand :>)

    February 19, 2013

  • Ronnie

    Boo, Hoooo, I am soooo sad, I don't have a ticket. I am on the waiting list, though.

    February 19, 2013

  • Anthony D.

    Performance conflict

    February 19, 2013

  • Anthony D.

    I'm performing stand up comedy that evening and cannot attend. However, I'd like to attend film and discussion in the future. Is it possible to schedule a few times in advance?

    February 19, 2013

  • Leslie R.

    Hi Cathy..
    Please write to me at [masked] and we can come up with a plan. My office is on 4th Street in San Rafael so maybe you can come by there if it is convenient?

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi - I had to cancel for Thursday's event but had already purchased my ticket. Anyone interested in buying it? Thanks - Cathy

    February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Leslie - When/where would you like to meet up so I can get the ticket to you? Thanks - Cathy

      February 18, 2013

    • Teresa

      And, since you found another ticket-taker, in Leslie--- it's no... problem for me to pick up a ticket, at the box office. Thank you for your very kind offer, however! Best Wishes!

      February 18, 2013

  • David M Pittle, Ph.D., M.

    Had a conflict arise. Got to go to a meeting :(

    February 18, 2013

  • Ronnie

    Hi, Would LOVE to attend. If I cannot get two tickets, I will be HAPPY with ONE. Thanks...

    February 18, 2013

  • Kat

    Now I can't make it, hope someone else can.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Teresa - Thanks for getting in touch with me. I'm available any time this Saturday to meet up. Does that day work for you? If not, please let me know a good time. Thanks - Cathy

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello - I've purchased my ticket but am unable to attend event. Anyone interested in buying my ticket? Thanks

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Purchased ticket.

    February 11, 2013

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