Posted: October 6, 2006
It's cinema with a purpose. Mount Holyoke will screen Al Gore's controversial film An Inconvenient Truth Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 pm in the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room. Hailed as a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and proclaimed as alarmist propaganda by the Republican Senate, An Inconvenient Truthoffers a pointed look at myths and misconceptions about global warming, and conveys Gore's argument that global warming can no longer be viewed as just a political issue but a "moral challenge facing our global civilization." The event is free and open to the public.
The film will be followed by a talk-back led by Mount Holyoke professor of geology Al Werner, Arctic climate-change researcher, and Tina Clarke, the campaign director for Massachusetts Clean Water Action (CWA), a nonprofit working for clean, affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.
Information will be available on global warming activism in the Pioneer Valley and on the latest scientific knowledge.
"Often we see films that make us aware of a crisis situation or issue that is going on, but then what?" the Center for the Environment's events coordinator Ruby Maddox said. "We hope that this event will give people the opportunity to become more informed about global warming and to enable them to take action even in the smallest way."
This event is sponsored by Mount Holyoke College's Center for the Environment, Office of Student Programs, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Five College Energy.
For more event information, contact the Center for the Environment or call
- An Inconvenient Truth