Green Initiatives' 130th Documentary Screening, features Earth, a documentary that observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.
ABOUT THE FILM
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators, or dynamite. EARTH is a powerful piece of visual storytelling by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, that captures the jaw-dropping impact of mining and the unusual perspectives of miners around the world.
The screening will be followed by a short discussion.
- 18:30-19:00 Registrations and networking
- 19:00-19:05 Green Initiatives & event introduction
- 19:05-21:00 Film screening (115 minutes)
- 21:00-21:20 Q&A/Discussions and networking
To register for the film scan the QR code below or visit this link (on mobile).
BACKGROUND: Dr. Ruishan Chen is a Professor of Geography at the School of Geographic Sciences of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China. Currently, he examines how urbanization and climate change result in disasters in urban China. In the department, he has supervised over 10 students (both national & international) on topics related to urbanization, forest management, and sea level rise, among others.
He is an active member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and plays a vital role in performing key research related to biodiversity and conservation.