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LCE Film Festival

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The University of Delaware's Third Annual Environmental Film Festival

Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, 2016

Three days of provocative ideas, stunning images, inspiring people, and unexpected laughs.

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Environmental Humanities Program
and the Delaware Environmental Institute


This year's festival tries to show the range of types of eco-documentaries today — ranging from the art film to the exposé, the immersive slice-of-life to the cheerleading call to action, the biography to the stunt film. Join us for one or all of these thought-provoking films!

Click on the links below to visit official film websites and view trailers. Running times (in minutes) are listed in parentheses. 

Friday, April 8

3:00 p.m. — An Inconvenient Truth (96) By far the most terrifying film you will ever see.

Location: Pearson Hall Auditorium

Summary: In celebration of the film that arguably started it all, the film festival will begin with a screening of this legendary, award-winning documentary. 



7:00 p.m. — Carbon Nation (86) A climate change solutions movie (that doesn’t care if you believe in climate change).

Location: Pearson Hall Auditorium

 Summary: “Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. "


Saturday, April 9

3:00 p.m. — The Age of Stupid (89) Why didn't we save ourselves when we had the chance?

Location: Pearson Hall Auditorium

Summary: A man living in the crumbling world of 2055 watches tapes filmed in the early 2000s and wonders why we didn't act on climate change when we had the opportunity.





7:00 p.m. — Sea Change (84) Imagine a world without fish.

Location: Pearson Hall Auditorium

Guest Speakers: Director Barbara Etinger and Lead Role Sven Huseby

Summary: Retired history teacher Sven Huseby travels around the world in an attempt to discover the reasons behind our deteriorating seas.





Sunday, April 10

3:00 p.m. — Merchants of Doubt (96) 

Location: 115 Purnell Hall

Merchants of Doubt movie posterSummary: A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change. 





7:00 p.m. — Divest! (77)  The Climate Movement on tour.

Location: Mitchell Hall auditorium

Guest Speaker: 350 Organizer and Participant

Summary“As world governments struggle to meet the aspirational limit of 1.5°C of global warming agreed to at COP21 in Paris, a new campaign is targeting the fossil fuel industry in an effort to withdraw its social license to operate. DIVEST! chronicles's 'Do the Math' bus tour across the United States in 2012 as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.





And presenting the winner of the DENIN Student Video Competition  — This year's theme is "A Personal Journey."

Admission to all films is free. No tickets or reservations needed.
This schedule may still be subject to change. Please check back to confirm showtimes before attending. There will be a five-minute introduction and approximately 30 minutes of discussion following each film. Doors will open 20 minutes before each screening. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.