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The 2015 Sustainability Film Series

Film Screenings:

Sustainable Film Series: "Green Gold"

Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.

Our 5th annual Sustainability Film Series kicks off with "Green Gold," a documentary by environmental filmmaker John D. Liu that documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The film highlights the enormous benefits to people and our planet by undertaking these efforts on a global scale.

The 48-minute feature takes you to China, Jordan, Ehiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia, and features Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute, who adds impetus and technical know-how to Liu's impressive skills. It tells the story of healing landscapes on a large scale and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. "Green Gold" not only offers hope, it provides proof that rather than give into apathy and despair, we have the simple solutions right in front of us.

SFS'15 is brought to you by the Bell Museum of Natural History in partnership with the University of Minnesota's
Institute on the Environment/Sustainability Studies Minor and University Dining Services.


Previous features in the 2014 Sustainability Film Series:

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

website , screened February 2014

Addicted to Plastic

screened March 2014

A River Changes Course

website screened April 2014

More Than Honey

Website screened May 2014

The 2013 Sustainability Film Series featured:

Dirt! The Movie


IF A TREE FALLS: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

The City Dark

In addition, the Bell Museum has a proud history of producing films, included Emmy-Award winners Minnesota: History of the Land and Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story. Learn more and purchase copies of the films here.