Take a look at urgent environmental issues through films starting on Monday, Sept. 16, and continuing on three more consecutive Monday evenings in Barrington.
“Earth Matters” is the title of a free four-week film series sponsored by the Barrington Conservation Commission at the Barrington library. The films will be shown in the theater-like auditorium at 7 pm.
The films will examine industrial food production, the energy crisis, climate change, effects of consumerism, and overfishing. Short films by Annie Leonard will screen prior to the feature film.
Here is the lineup of the film series:
16: Food, Inc.
Rated PG (2008) 91 mins.
Inspired by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan, Food, Inc. delves into America's corporate food industry, showing how safety, health standards, and the environment often take a back seat to profits.
Monday, Sept. 23: Fuel
Not Rated (2010) 112 mins.
An in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell. Fuel looks into our future offering hope via a wide range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award.
Monday, Sept. 30: No Impact Man
Not Rated (2009) 93 mins.
Colin Beavan began the No Impact experiment in November 2006, vowing to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem.
Monday, Oct. 7: The End of the Line
Not Rated (2009) 85 mins.
This film shows first-hand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food, examining the imminent extinction of numerous species, and the profound implications of a future world with no fish.