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Winter 2018 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

January 9 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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One event on January 30, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on February 20, 2018 at 2:30pm

Winter 2018 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
3 Sessions: Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 20
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Moderator: Julie Cotton
Fee: Winter series: $33 member; $36 non-member.
Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member.
If available, single tickets will be sold the day of screening. Attendance limited to 50.
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Our new documentary film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for our students and others to connect to many of today’s pressing global issues via the penetrating perspectives of contemporary documentary films. As the series name implies, the themes for the films will showcase the CONNECTIONS humans have with one another, with our environment, and with other species that share our planet. After viewing, participants can also engage in thoughtful post-film discussions and forge deeper learning and social connections with one another.

The film series is scheduled for the Winter and Spring terms. Each term we will feature all three themes.

Jan. 9: Mission Blue
Mission Blue is the “Silent Spring” for oceans — a wake-up call to the world to act before it’s too late. This Emmy-winning documentary traces pioneering oceanographer, and eco-activist, Sylvia Earle’s life of wonder and exploration, and her dedication to awakening the world to the need to give the ocean time and space to recover. The imperiled status of the world’s aquatic life is vividly captured by gorgeous underwater photography while simultaneously providing a biographical portrait of Earle.
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Jan. 30: The True Cost
The True Cost covers the problems caused by America’s clothing gluttony. Visiting 13 countries, we get a small taste of some of the devastation caused by “Fast Fashion,” whether it’s the drenching of farmlands with pesticides or the horrors of Bangladesh factories. The film is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, the impact the clothing industry is having on our world, and the economic policies behind how clothes are made.
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Feb. 20: Earth From Space
This documentary explores how satellites and spacecraft have revolutionized how scientists look at the earth and its intricate systems. This film takes us on an epic quest to discover the invisible forces and processes that sustain life on our planet. These truly unique images explore the deepest mysteries of the earth’s existence, raising profound questions, and challenging old assumptions. Through striking images of the geology and climate of the planet, we gain a sense of the profound interconnections of the sea, land, and air of planet earth.
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Julie Cotton, a member of the Advisory Council’s Strategic Program Committee, is the coordinator and host of this series. Julie has a doctorate in Human Development and is a former organizational development consultant and executive coach. She is an aficionado of documentary films and a skilled facilitator of group conversations.

Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://rclla.org/