Monday, April 5, 2010

2nd Annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale will take place April 6-11 and includes a lineup of feature and short films as well as talks and panel discussions with filmmakers. The festival, which aims to raise awareness about environmental and related social issues, is organized and run by students at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

All screenings and events are free and open to the public.

Film highlights of the festival include:

* The New England premiere of Gasland, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. . The film uncovers the deep consequences of the natural gas drilling boom in the U.S.

* A special advance screening of Oceans, Disneynature's latest film offering an unprecedented look beneath the sea (scheduled for release April 22).

* A screening of Logorama, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, which explores life in a logo-dominated world.

Speaker highlights include:

* A conversation with Dan Rather: Journalism, Justice and the Environment. Sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale.

* A talk by environmental advocate and civil rights activist Van Jones and an exclusive first look at the upcoming biographic documentary about him.

Panel discussions and Q&A sessions with film directors and Yale faculty will be held after each film.

Screenings will take place in a number of different venues both on and off campus. Please visit for more information, including the full schedule of events.

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