ICCWG and OCAC are pleased to announce the return of the free environmental film series Green Screen | Arts & Culture
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - A film series to examine sustainability in the modern age -- Oxford Interfaith Climate Change Work Group (ICCWG) and the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) present Green Screen the ICCWG and OCAC are pleased to announce the return of the free environmental film series Green Screen.
On September 14, October 12, and November 9th, the ICCWG and OCAC are pleased to announce the return of the free environmental film series Green Screen. The series presents films and videos about the science, art and spirituality of the natural environment. Every second Wednesday this Fall, Green Screen will explore a variety of films with the goal of educating, amusing, motivating and inspiring people to consider their role in the environment. All films will be shown at 7p.m. at the OCAC.
Being shown in September; “How to Boil a Frog” is a comedic documentary about too many people using up too many environmental resources too fast, otherwise known as overshoot. John Cooksley has carefully and skillfully explained the big picture that includes us and how we interact with our environment. He also discusses a few ways we can invest in better lives for ourselves and generations to come.
In October we investigate how North Americans invested in suburbia after the WW2. The suburban lifestyle quickly became identified with the American Dream. However, as we progress through the 21st century, serious considerations have emerged concerning its sustainability. “The End of Suburbia” examines the suburban way of life and its prospects as the Earth approaches a critical time when global demand for fuel and other resources is larger than the supply. This documentary by Gregory Greene addresses some integral issues to this challenge including skyrocketing energy prices, the possibility of the suburbs of today becoming the slums of tomorrow, and what we can do as individuals and groups to deal with drastic changes to the suburban way of life.
The Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland” directed by Josh Fox will be shown in November. This film journeys across America to examine the some of the negative effects of natural-gas drilling. Purported to be a viable replacement to the country’s dwindling natural resources, do the negatives outweigh the positives? Fox crosses the country in search of answers this, and many more questions while uncovering the nature of natural gas.
Oxford Interfaith Church Work Group is a coalition of area churches and concerned individuals working on the issue of climate change and earth stewardship. I.C.C.W.G. can be contacted at; firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information at http://www.oxarts.org/events
The Oxford Community Art Center is located on 10 S. College Avenue, in Oxford, Ohio. It is a not-for-profit art center with a dual purposed mission to rehabilitate the almost 200-year-old building it resides in, and to represent performing and visual community arts groups who desire to rehearse, perform, display and teach their various forms of art and craft. For additional information call 513-524-8506, info@oxarts or visit www.oxarts.org