World Water Day Films: Silent River & Sea of Troubles

(Film Screening Friday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

March 22:  World Water Day Films: Silent River & Sea of Troubles    

Discussant:  Jason Jaacks (Director & Producer of Silent River and Sea of Troubles)

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Sponsors: Center for Creativity and the Arts, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Tehipite Chapter, Sierra Club, and Fresnans Against Fracking

The Santiago River, known locally as “the River of Death,” flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico’s largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago. 80% of the companies in the corridor – such as IBM, HP, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Honda and Nestlé – are American and Japanese. Therefore. this river has become a sewer with over 1000 known chemicals, including dangerously high levels of arsenic, chrome, and lead. Silent River by Jason Jaacks  follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save the one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico. Silent River Trailer: https://vimeo.com/92161097

Over the last three years we witnessed some of the strangest conditions ever seen off the West Coast of the United States. What happens next? Was this just a weird few years, an anomaly in the normal flux of ocean conditions? Or was this a shift that we will look back on, decades from now, and point to as the beginning of a different era? Join an oceanographer and a paleo-climatologist from the Bodega Marine Laboratory on the northern California coast ponder what’s next for the world’s largest ocean. Sea of Troubles Trailer: https://vimeo.com/165175649

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

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