Sustainability Film Series: Antarctic expeditions in “Ice and Sky”

On Wednesday, February 8, the Common Experience Project presented the third film of the Sustainability Film Series, “Ice and Sky,” which follows the story of Claude Lorius, one of the first leading glaciologists. After his first journey to Antarctica at the age of 23, Lorius, made several expeditions to the coldest parts of the planet…

Free movies that free the mind: The Spring Sustainability Film Series

A free, thought-provoking, environmental documentary may be one of the more therapeutic ways to process the socio-political-environmental state of affairs in the United States and around the world. Each semester, the Common Experience Project on Sustainability provides students with this opportunity, followed by meaningful discussion, with its Sustainability Film Series. Playing at the Athena Cinema…

So Much More Than a “Drop in the Ocean”: A Documentary Review

“Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change” is one of the most poignant climate change documentaries released in 2015. Produced by the Irish charity organization Trocaire, the film uniquely pinpoints Ireland’s actions as having far-reaching effects in the climate change crisis. The 27-minute-long production focuses specifically on Ireland as the effecting and Ethiopia as…

Film Review: Zero Ten Twenty

Story by Elizabeth Lewis, Staff Writer In 1992, leaders from nations around the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio Earth Summit, a summit at which world leaders gathered to develop a plan that would create a better future for the world’s population in the decades to come. The leaders hoped to…

Film Review: Bitter Seeds

Story by Elizabeth Lewis, Staff Writer India has a large rural farming population, with more people in India farming for a living than in any other nation in the world. Within the last decade, there has been an epidemic of farmer suicides, which eerily coincides with the introduction of genetically modified seeds into Indian farms…

Movie Review: We Are Not Ghosts

Review by Elizabeth Lewis, Staff Writer Recently, Detroit has been in the news for having declared bankruptcy, the largest city in the United States to do so. How Detroit went from a golden city with a booming auto industry to a downtrodden, depressed area with seemingly little hope is a complex story. With the mass…