Bell Museum Hosts 2nd Annual Sustainability Film Series: Stories From a Changing Planet

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Andrea Klaassen,, (612) 624-7389
Jeff Falk, UM News Service,, (612) 626-1720

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (1/27/12)—Beginning Feb. 2, the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of Natural History and Institute on the Environment invite visitors to explore sustainability through the powerful medium of film. From China to Appalachia, this year's four-part Sustainability Film Series at the Bell Museum in Minneapolis takes a global look at the impacts of large-scale human activities on four landscapes and the people who inhabit them. ­

“I think of this year’s films as a portrait of the interaction between humans and a variety of critical landscapes,” says film series coordinator Leah Peterson. “Not only do they offer thought-provoking images that challenge viewers to examine their relationship with the planet, but they are also beautiful to look at. Each of these films will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater.”

Launched in 2011, the Sustainability Film Series is presented in partnership with IonE’s Sustainability Studies Minor.

Visitors to the film can take advantage of additional programming on the first Thursday of the month including special exhibit tours and Sketch Night. Tickets to the film will be available at the door. The film is free with regular museum admission—a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.

Additional information can be found at

Sustainability Film Series 2012: Stories from a Changing Planet

  • Thursday, February 2, 2012
    The Last Mountain (Dir. Bill Haney & feat. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 2011)
    Film 7:30pm, Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2012
    Up the Yangtze (Dir. Yung Chang, 2007)
    Film 7:30pm, Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Our Daily Bread (Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2005)
    Film 7:30pm, Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Waste Land (Dir. Lucy Walker, 2010)
    Film 7:30pm, Doors open at 7 p.m.