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LCE Film Series

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The University of Delaware's Annual Environmental Film Series
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Trabant Theatre
February 22 through March 22, 2017

Free and open to the public!


In our fourth annual environmental film series, we'll examine how communities facing environmental degradation fight back. Join us for one or all of these thought-provoking documentaries and the faculty-led discussions following each film.

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

Publicity photo from Split EstateFebruary 22
Split Estate 
Citizens in the path of a drilling boom in the western U.S. discover that they don’t own the rights to mineral resources beneath their land and struggle against the erosion of their liberties, communities, and health. (2009, 76 minutes)
Discussion leader: Jerry Kauffman, School of Public Policy and Administration and Director, Delaware Water Resrouces Center

Publicity photo from CrudeMarch 1

A ground-level view of an extraordinary legal drama pitting 30,000 indigenous and colonial rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron over widespread soil and water contamination. (2009, 104 minutes)
Discussion leader: Tom Powers, Department of Philosophy and Director, Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy

Publicity photo from Above All ElseMarch 8
Above All Else

One man risks everything to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land, and what begins as a stand against corporate encroachment becomes a rallying cry for protesters nationwide. (2014, 95 minutes)
Discussion leader: Abigail Donovan, Department of Art and Design

Publicity photo from Milking the RhinoMarch 15
Milking the Rhino
An intimate portrait of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation as their view of the wildlife around them shifts from threat to economic opportunity. (2008, 83 minutes)
Discussion leader: Jon Cox, Department of Art and Design

Photo of Hudson, New York, street sceneMarch 22
Two Square Miles

Residents of the historic town of Hudson, New York, take sides when a multinational company expresses interest in building a large cement plant near the town. (2007, 54 minutes)
Discussion leader: Victor Perez, Department of Sociology

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

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 20 minutes of discussion following each film. Doors will open approximately 20 minutes before each screening. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the theatre.