Welcome to the Anthropocene: Now What?

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and Okanagan College Arts & Foundational Programs are please to present this new film series, Welcome to the Anthropocene: Now What?

The Anthropocene is a term increasingly entering public and policy discourses, including those of the humanities and social sciences, and it is understood as a force now altering the planet’s biosphere and implicating human-kind in mass extinctions of plant and animal species, the pollution of the oceans, deforestation and the alteration of the atmosphere, among other serious and even irreversible impacts.

While there is already ubiquitous evidence/data available regarding the Anthropocene, including climate change, environmental degradation, unsustainable water usage, deforestation and hothouse conditions, pollution, etc., the aim of this film series is to bring us to the “Now what?” a question that is not merely rhetorical but one that has local and global import.

All films will be held in the Okanagan College Theatre, Kelowna Campus (1000 K.L.O Road), from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Discussion will follow each film.

Film Series Schedule:

October 25, 2018 – Anthropocene
November 29, 2018 – Before the Flood
January 30, 2019 – H.O.P.E. : What You Eat Matters
February 27, 2019 – The End of Meat
March 27, 2019 – Speciesism: The Movie 
April 25, 2019 – Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

For information contact:Dr. Jodey Castricano – Jodey.Castricano@ubc.ca or Dr. Shona Harrison – SHarrison@okanagan.bc.ca

This film series is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies,, Okanagan College Arts & Foundational Programs , and VegFund.

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