Oct, 23 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING + DISCUSSION. Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.
CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: British Columbia – Canada’s most westerly province along the Pacific coast – is a hotspot to visualize and experience how global warming affects local environments and communities. Heat waves, droughts, melting glaciers, pest outbreaks, back-to-back record setting forest fires, and changes to the oceans. “Beyond Climate” takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the heart of the issues. Shot throughout the province over many years, the collective wisdom and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, local communities, scientists, and policymakers are featured.
The screening will begin with 4 short Young Filmmakers Contest selections totaling 15 minutes. After the short films and feature film, stay for post-film discussion.
Key Program Participant:
- Discussion Facilitator: Margot McMahon, Sculptor and Environmental Artist
- Dr. Sarah Lovinger, Physicians for Social Responsibility (Panelist, Action Partner)
- Dr. Jason Funk, Land Use and Climate Knowledge Initiative (Panelist, Action Partner)
- Chris Lindgren, Park District of Oak Park (Panelist, Action Partner)
Co-sponsored by Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.