Arts Calendar

Feb 19

International Film Forum: THE RIVER

From site: International Film Forum

Part of the Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World Series

Monday, February 19th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Weitz Cinema
IFF presents The River on Monday, February 19 at 7:00pm in Weitz Cinema

The River (2017) by Juan Carlos Galeano

Presenters: Juan Carlos Galeano, Colombian poet and filmmaker; Vera Coleman, Lecturer in Spanish at Carleton College

Theme: Natural Resources and Life in Amazonia

The River draws attention to the sophisticated knowledge systems that Amazonian communities have developed over thousands of years to interpret globalization, climate change and human relationships with rivers, ecosystems and the species that live there. An affectionate and mythological journey through the Amazon Basin, the film shows how the spiritual beings that dwell in these waters inspire stories that help communities visualize the challenges they are facing and navigate the everyday ethics of living in an increasingly threatened environment.

Q&A to follow screening

Sponsored by International Film Forum. Contact: Farrah Pribyl, x5567