Free Earth and Mineral Sciences film series starts Jan. 16

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library's Spring Film Series kicks off Jan. 16 with "White Water, Black Gold," a journey across the Canadian watersheds. Films are shown at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday, in 105 Deike Building and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/emsl/aboutus/filmseries.html.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Bob Tolliver at 814-865-9517 or rlt17@psu.edu in advance of the film screening.

The schedule is as follows:

-- Jan 16: "White Water, Black Gold" (65 minutes)
Journey across Canadian watersheds in search of answers about the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the tar sands

-- Jan 23: "Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future" Part 1 (45 minutes)
Examines the costs of coal power

-- Jan 30: "Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future" Part 2 (45 minutes)

-- Feb 6: "What is One Degree?" (50 minutes)
What exactly is a degree of temperature? How is it defined and measured? Will answering these questions shed light on the complexities of climate change?

-- Feb 13: "Libby, Montana" Part 1 (58 minutes)
A small logging and mining town affected by asbestos contamination from vermiculite mining

-- Feb 20: "Libby, Montana" Part 2 (58 minutes)

-- Feb 27: "Carbon Hunters" (49 minutes)
Examines the emerging market of the cap-and-trade system for carbon emission allowances

-- Mar 6: No film (Spring Break)

-- Mar 13: "Mucked: Man Made Disasters: Flash Floods in the Coalfields" (52 minutes)
First-hand accounts of the flash floods in West Virginia coal fields caused by timbering, strip mining and mountaintop removal from 2001-03

-- Mar 20: "Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Part 1 (38 minutes)
Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas 200 feet from your front door

-- Mar 27: "Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Part 2 (38 minutes)

-- Apr 3: "Science Under Attack" (52 minutes)
Noble Prize winner Paul Nurse seeks to understand what may be the greatest amount of suspicion of the scientific community since the Dark Ages

-- Apr 10: "The Devil’s Miner" Part 1 (41 minutes)
The story of 14-year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12-year-old brother as they work in 16th century Bolivian silver mines.

-- Apr 17: "The Devil’s Miner" Part 2 (41 minutes)

-- Apr 24: "SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories" (62 minutes)
How the exploitation of southern Louisiana’s natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and culture.

 

 

Last Updated January 10, 2013