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Friday, September 21
 

5:30pm

Symphony of the Soil - Q&A with Director Deborah Koons Garcia

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world's most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protaganist of our planetary story.

Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soils is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet, most people are soil-blind and "treat soil like dirt." Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate how treating the soil right can solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.


Friday September 21, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common
 
Saturday, September 22
 

5:30pm

A Sense of Wonder

When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her love of privacy, Carson's convictions about the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into a very public and controversial role. Using many of Miss Carson's own words, actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in the documentary-style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.



Saturday September 22, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common