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Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum

The Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum will host a day and a half worth of events that are free and open to the public. The schedule consists of four film blocks, each followed by panel and audience discussions. The forum takes place Friday, February 22, from 7:00pm – 10pm and Saturday, February 23 from 11am – 10pm.

Through a mix of films and panel/audience dialogue, addressing environmental issues and solutions, the forum’s intent is to inspire and motivate participants to make a difference for the environment in their communities. Specific topics include sustainable food systems, atmospheric light pollution, community advocacy, alternative forms of energy and revolutionary bio-friendly solutions.
The event is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Film Studies Department and Friends of the Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum.

Schedule Details:

Friday, February 22, 7:30pm – Clashing with Titans (work-in-progress screening) Meet, Greet & Refreshments @ 7pm.
Location: King Hall Auditorium, UNCW Campus.
Clashing with Titans is a feature length documentary that closely examines the controversial origin of a plan to build the fourth largest cement plant in the country, in Castle Hayne, NC. The strip-mining and manufacturing facility will be within close proximity of over 8,000 school children. 
Shedding light on the origin of the Titan controversy, the film's director, Joshua Prindiville examines the connection between multinational corporations and the democratic process. Clashing with Titans raises questions about the intentions of elected officials with regard to the quality of life of their constituents. 

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Joshua Prindiville, Doug Springer (Board of Directors, Cape Fear River Watch) ,Kemp Burdette (Executive Director of Cape Fear River Watch), and Sarah Gilliam (Coordinator of Stop Titan Action Network). Our panelist list is growing, so stay tuned for updates!




Saturday, Feb

ruary 23, 11:00am - Ingredients.

Location: Community Action Center (317 Castle Street).

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Jane Steigerwald (Director of Feast Down East), Pat Delair (Earthsave Southeast North Carolina Chapter Coordinator), and Max Sussman (Veggie Wagon). Our panelist list is growing, so stay tuned for updates!

2:30pm – The forum will present a program of short films that look at a variety of creative and unusual environmental inventions and solutions, followed by a panel of local experts. 

Location: King Hall Auditorium, UNCW Campus.
Panel participants include Dr. Anthony Snider (UNCW Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies), Dru Harrison (New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Director) and Dr. Mark T. Imperial (UNCW Associate Professor & Director of the Master Public Administration Program). Our panelist list is growing, so stay tuned for updates! 

7:00pm - The City Dark. 
Location: King Hall Auditorium, UNCW Campus.

THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question - do we need the stars? - taking him from Brooklyn to Mauna Kea, Paris, and beyond. Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights - including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.
This screening block will be followed by a panel discussion with Jason Andre (Overnight Camp Director and Certified Surf Instructor of WB Surf Camp) Dr. Cameron Gordon (UNCW Associate Professor, Psychology) and Emily Rossi (Program Coordinator of Sea Turtle Camp). Our panelist list is growing, so stay tuned for updates! 

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