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 2016 

Final Monday of the month at 7:30pm

MainStreet Cinema (220 Tangeman University Center) unless otherwise noted

Objectified

January 25

Objectified

Objectified is a feature-length documentary film examining the role of everyday non-living objects, and the people who design them, in our daily lives. The film is directed by Gary Hustwit.

Power of Community

February 29

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

This documentary explores the Special Period in Peacetime and its aftermath; the economic collapse and eventual recovery of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its major themes include urban agriculture, energy dependence, and sustainability.

Can Eating Insects

March 28

Can Eating Insects Save the World?

How would you feel about eating deep fried locusts, ant egg salad or barbequed tarantulas? This documentary sees presenter and food writer Stefan Gates immerse himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect-eating in a bid to conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs and discover if they really could save the planet.

The Garden

April 25

The Garden

The South Central Farm is a 14-acre community garden that was established in the ruins of the L.A. riots in 1992. After the lush garden thrived for a decade, the urban farmers were notified that they were being evicted. In a back-room deal, the city of Los Angeles sold the space back to the developer who originally owned it. The farmers mobilize to prevent the onslaught of bulldozers in an attempt to save their beautiful land and the sustainable life it has provided.