Zilkha Center Presents Earth Month Film Series

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

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 5, 2018—Throughout the month of April, the Williams College Zilkha Center will sponsor a film series in honor of Earth Month. All films will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium. The screenings are free and open to the public.

The film series was organized by Jacob Huelskamp ’21 as his Eco-Advisor project to promote and educate about environmentally and socially sustainable lifestyles.

Friday, April 6Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food.

Discussion with Mike Evans, assistant director of the Zilkha Center, will follow.

Tuesday, April 10Growing Cities

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way the USA grows and distributes its food.

Discussion with Mason Williams, assistant professor of leadership studies and political science, will follow.

Thursday, April 19Arise

On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. Arise presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages.

Discussion with Laura Martin, assistant professor of environmental studies and faculty affiliate in history, will follow.

Tuesday, April 24At the Fork

A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, At the Fork follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces animal products for human consumption. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers—real people.

Discussion with Les Beldo, Mellon postdoctoral fellow in environmental studies, will follow.


For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Communications 413-597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at www.williams.edu/map