Williams College to Host Documentary Film on the Global Impact of Gardens

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, executive assistant; tele: 413-597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 1, 2019—Williams College will host a screening of the film Negotiating with Nature, directed by environmental documentarian and podcast producer Stefan van Norden. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m., at Images Cinema, located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown. A Q&A with van Norden will follow.

Negotiating with Nature examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives from many perspectives. In a high-tech world that is increasingly urban, gardens play a critical role as we navigate the transition into a sustainable future through stewardship of the land. This timely film explores how both rural and urban gardens hold an important place on our planet. Featuring iconic American landmarks such as Central Park, The High Line, and Mount Vernon Estate, the film journeys from country to city to unearth “resonant inter-connections between a person and the land.”

This event is sponsored by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies and the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


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