Park City Film Series Celebrates Earth Month
April 2018 is the 48th Anniversary of Earth Month®. The Earth Month Network recently published an article stating that “people from all age groups and backgrounds have one common thread to share: with all the advancements over the years many are still living in the dark as to our total environment; lacking simple awareness of issues and a direction to take. This is in part due to the increase in population density, industrialization, climate change, and apathy.”
Organizations and individuals around the world are spreading Earth Month knowledge and awareness through activism initiatives and educational opportunities. Our own Park City Film Series is screening two films this month to celebrate Earth Month and raise awareness about environmental sustainability.
The two film screenings include Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, on Thursday, April 19th at 7pm and Bugs, on Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm, both in the Jim Santy Auditorium.
Kathleen Stone, Park City Film Series Program and Marketing Coordinator discusses the upcoming screenings. “We're partnering with FiReFilms and Summit County to show Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Happening is about James Redford (Robert Redford's son) and his journey through the clean energy industry, and the communities that surround it. Before the film, we'll have a Resource Fair that will show the various clean energy and sustainability initiatives in Summit County. After the film, director James Redford will join us via Skype for a Q&A.”
Park City Film Series is also partnering with Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter for their screening of Bugs. Kathleen explains that "Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. It follows three people from the Nordic Food Lab as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers.” She also mentioned that they will have a bug tasting before the film for the brave and interested parties who would like to have a sample.
“Both films discuss sustainability in a new and refreshing way. We hope they will bring the Park City community together to celebrate our Earth, and discuss ways to protect it” notes Kathleen.
Celebrate Earth Month with the Park City Film Series. More information about the screenings can be found at parkcityfilmseries.com.