This film is paired with a longer film, My Stuff. Stay for a brief, post-film program and discussion focused on the topics of waste and consumerism, and voluntary simplicity. Featuring Q&A with Rachel Lyons, member of Emmaus House in Lawndale focused on racial justice, hospitality, and accompaniment. She is also the Organizer for the Mission of Social Justice at Old St. Patrick's Church. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.
Bea Johnson/ 2015/ 8 min/ Waste, Recycling
FILM DESCRIPTION: Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home raises questions such as, how much do you throw away each year and how about each day? The numbers are mind boggling, but what if the waste you produced in a single year fit into a quart size jar? That’s what one family of four is doing!
Stay after the film for refreshments and a rich discussion questioning our definition of “waste” and the potential rethinking of how we use materials to benefit humans and the environment. Concrete action opportunities will be provided, including examples from Loyola University student entrepreneurs, The Rebuilding Exchange, and other local organizations that are turning waste into profit. Facilitator: Aaron Durnbaugh, Sustainability Director, Loyola University Chicago.
High school and college students!Arrive up to an hour early (2 pm) to obtain feedback on your film ideas or portfolio from Columbia Cinema Art + Science faculty member and filmmaker, Jeff Spitz. Program will begin at 3 pm, with a brief awards ceremony for One Earth Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Contest High School winners. Acclaimed film, Landfill Harmonic, will be featured immediately following. Post-film program includes discussion on making social and environmental change through the arts. Paul Teruel, Director of Community Partnerships at Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships will share local engagement ideas and opportunities. Facilitator: Sue Crothers Gee, River Forest Parks Foundation; River Forest Sustainability Commission.
FILM DESCRIPTION: Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
This film is paired at the Forest Park Public Library with a shorter film, Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Lifestyle. Stay for a brief, post-film program and discussion focused on the topics of waste and consumerism, and voluntary simplicity. Featuring Q&A with Rachel Lyons, member of Emmaus House in Lawndale focused on racial justice, hospitality, and accompaniment. She is also the Organizer for the Mission of Social Justice at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.
Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. University of Chicago Climate Action Network and the Sierra Club will be present. Facilitator: Pam Bergdall, Independent Professional, Trainer, Energy Partner.
Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action. Steve Ediger, member GreenRise community, to discuss a daily commitment to simple living. Facilitator: Gary Cuneen, Founding Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead.
Petri Luukkanen/ 2013/ 52 min/ Waste, Recycling
FILM DESCRIPTION: Petri Luukkanen, 26, is amidst an existential crisis when he begins filming My Stuff. He arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. What does he really need – and what about all that stuff? See what he discovers about himself and the "stuff" he really needs.
This film is suitable for general audiences and high school+. Post-film program to include discussion with Old St. Patrick's Solidarity Market and fair trade vendors. Hear from Bethany Collins, Catholic Relief Services; Jill Johnson, Ten Thousand Villages; and others. Facilitator: Rachel Lyons, Organizer, Mission for Social Justice at Old St. Patrick's Church. Light refreshments will be served.
*The film is suitable for high school and above. Fashion-inspired artwork and fashion show by Northside students! Post-film discussion focused on "slow fashion" and conscious clothing, with: Annie Novotny, Adjunct Professor, School of the Art Institute Fashion Department; Sadie Monroe, Co-Founder of Fibre Athletics; Jamie Hayes, Department of Curiosities. Concrete action opportunities will also be made available through Zady: a Destination for Conscious Consumers, and Chicago Fair Trade. Refreshments will be served after the program. Facilitator: Seva Gandhi, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute of Cultural Affairs.
Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm View & Brew!/ Wire Music Club/ Tickets
(teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)
*The film is suitable for high school and above. Beverages at this View & Brew screening will be available for purchase; patrons 21+ with ID may purchase alcoholic beverages.Post-film discussion about "slow fashion" and conscious clothing with Germaine Curry, Owner and Founder of Majamas clothing company. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker.
Andrew Morgan & Michael Ross/ 2015/ 92 min/ Waste, Recycling
FILM DESCRIPTION: The True Cost is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?