UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Film Series

UC has a regular series of films related to sustainability. These engaging documentaries, fiction films, and shorts all capture the diverse sustainability movement in unique ways. All film screenings are free and open to the public.  

Spring 2017

Films are shown at MainStreet Cinema (220 Tangeman University Center) at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.

January 23

Just Eat It

7:00pm TUC Cinema

Just Eat It is a film that explores food waste as it relates to our culture, the environment, and society. 

January 30

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

7:00pm TUC Cinema

If A Tree Falls is a critically acclaimed documentary that explores one of the many stories regarding the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmentalist group that came to fruition out of the Deep Ecology movement.

February 13

The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati

7:00pm TUC Cinema

The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati explores the negative consequences of poor land use planning and environmental degradation on minority groups in Cincinnati.  Following the film, we will here from UC's own Rob Gioielle on how minority groups and people living in poverty are disproportionately affected by environmental injustices not only in Cincinnati, but across the world.

Febuary 27

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

7:00pm TUC Cinema

The Power of Community is a film that explores how Cuba adapted to the rapid decrease in imported fossil fuels after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

March 27

The Unforeseen  

7:00pm TUC Cinema

The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability in this urgent, beautifully crafted documentary. When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country around Austin, Texas into a suburban development threatening a nearby natural spring and local treasure the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature the struggle between development and preservation that today plays out in cities and towns across the country. A work of stunning visual beauty and epic scope, The Unforeseen is a grand meditation on the destruction of the natural world in pursuit of an often fleeting dream.

April 10

Requiem for the American Dream

7:00pm TUC Cinema

Requiem for the American Dream is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, who is widley regarded as one of the most important intellectuals alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few.

April 24

Rebels With A Cause

7:00pm TUC Cinema

Rebels With A Cause is a film that explores how a variety of stakeholders - ranchers, farmers, conservationists, and politicians from both parties, joined together to create and protect a system of fourteen National Seashores in California.