Libraries to screen film, 'Home,' for International Education Week

The University Libraries will screen the film "Home," by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. "Home," an educational film about the present state of the global environment, offers a view of Earth that few have seen -- breathtaking aerial footage that sweeps across the terrain of more than 50 countries. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion sponsored and moderated by the Center for Sustainability and the Rock Ethics Institute. Both the film and the discussion are free and open to the public.

Arthus-Bertrand is the author of more than 40 books, including the bestselling "Earth from Above." His photography has appeared in National Geographic, Sierra Magazine, Life and GEO. He is president of www.goodplanet.org, an environmental nonprofit organization. On the goodplanet.org website, Arthus-Bertrand notes, "The Earth’s beauty did not change me, it revolutionized the way I look at things. By watching it closely, I came to understand the extremely subtle balance, or rather, the fragile mechanism we are the result of. Everything is alive and everything is linked. This heightened awareness leads to a particular individual and collective responsibility to stop the destruction of life and to share this ambition with as many people as possible. It is my conviction that each person can and should get involved, that we are all part of the solution.”

The film is cosponsored by the University Libraries, the Penn State Center for Sustainability, Penn State Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State School of International Affairs, Penn State Center for Global Studies, the College of Agricultural Sciences' Office of International Programs and the United Nations Association of Centre County and is being held in conjunction with Penn State's International Education Week.

For more information, or if you have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Helen Sheehy, head, Social Sciences Library, at hms2@psu.edu or 814-863-1347.

Last Updated November 08, 2011