Wednesday, February 22, 2017

One Earth Film Festival Returns To Uptown

ICA is partnering with the One Earth Film Festival for its 6th season and will be showing two films during the two-week-long festival. Join the ICA at 4750 N. Sheridan Rd. for one or both films to learn more about environmental sustainability and ways that you can take local climate action.
  • On Saturday, March 4th at 3pm, ICA will show The Age of Consequences, a film that investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict. Reserve your ticket for Age of Consequences!
  • On Thursday, March 9th at 7pm, ICA will show Sonic Sea, a film that travels beneath the ocean's surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to stop it. Sonic Sea highlights how noise from a range of man-made sources has affected whales in recent years, including the mass stranding of whales around the planet. The film uncovers how better ship design, speed limits for large ships, quieter methods for underwater resource exploration, and exclusion zones for sonar training can work to reduce the noise in our oceans and stop the deaths of our ocean's beloved creatures. Reserve your ticket for Sonic Sea! Arrive as early at 6pm to enjoy Conservation International’s virtual reality short film, “Under the Canopy.”
After each film, attendees have the opportunity to dialogue with the filmmakers and local resource people to connect to ways to take action on the film’s message. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. The films are free, with a suggested $6 donation.

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