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Eco-cine: Dirt! The Movie

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Fecha del Evento: Martes, 30 de Octubre de 2012
Hora del Evento: 10:30 a.m.

Campus Verde, the General Library, and Filmoteca of UPRM are proud to announce a new series of films that students can see every Tuesday at 10:30 am. The idea is for you to be able to “become informed while relaxing.” (Please note that Campus Verde is not responsible for the content of each movie and it is not our desire for you to believe that the film necessarily represents UPRM Campus Verde’s goals and ideals.)

Watch Trailer : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1243971/plotsummary

IMBD RATING: 6.8/10 

Description:    A look at man's relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn't be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color --everything needed for our survival. For most of the last ten thousand years we humans understood our intimate bond with dirt and the rest of nature. We took care of the soils that took care of us. But, over time, we lost that connection. Our species became greedy and careless. We still depend on dirt, but now we abuse and ignore it. We are destroying our last natural resource with our agriculture, our mining, and our paving over the planet for cities. We turned dirt into something "dirty." In doing so, we transform the skin of the earth into a hellish and dangerous landscape for all life on earth. A millennial shift in consciousness about the environment offers a beacon of hope - and practical solutions. Around the globe, pioneers are coming together to save earth's last natural resource. Tiny villages rise up to battle giant corporations slaughtering their land. Scientists discover connections with soil that can balance global warming. Generation X brands organic farming as trendy and children begin to eat from edible school yards. Inmates find inner peace and job skills in a prison horticulture program. Medical researchers explore dirt's capacity to provide solutions to such devastating health crises as AIDS. Major religions are rediscovering the reverence for the natural world that unites them all. Uses animation, vignettes, personal accounts and story telling. 

NEW! Video Streaming - Watch the movie from any point on campus, by using your UPR account on

http://www.uprm.edu/portada/page.php?page=webcast&id=237

We have selected the series from films which will provide you with INFORMATION for living harmoniously with the planet. However, we cannot control the content of all of the films and we are not trying to be activists; rather we think that you can be part of the solution with everyone becoming aware of the present and planning for the future. Thus, we would want to work within the political system to educate, not alienate. We can make a difference with one individual, within one home, within one community; it does make a difference. Let’s try to make the as many drastic changes during the next 100 years as we made during the last 100 years, but in a more rational and sustainable mode.

Please note that if you miss seeing this film through the Campus Verde Eco-Cine, you can see it on your own by visiting the audiovisual center located in the right, back corner of the General Library. Mr. Eric Muñiz is the coordinator for the Audiovisual section, which will maintain a collection of most of the Eco-Cine films.

Please also make suggestions to CampusVerde@uprm.edu for future titles or other suggestions. Also let us know your ideas for Campus Verde to present “streaming” videos which you could watch on your computer by logging in through the UPRM portal.

Número de participantes: 35

Lugar del evento: SH 205

Dirección: RUM, Mayagüez, PR

¿Quiénes pueden participar? Personal y Estudiantes con ID

Propósito del evento: Campus Verde, the General Library, and Filmoteca of UPRM are proud to announce a new series of films that students can see every Tuesday at 10:30 am. The idea is for you to be able to “become informed while relaxing.”

URL: http://www.facebook.com/events/416107855119263/416109528452429/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Dueño del equipo: Campus Verde, UPRM General Library, UPRM Filmoteca or professors

Relevo de responsabilidad:

Disclaimer: We hope that you will learn from each film, but we also encourage you to seek out a balanced source of information. For instance, many of the films are NOT balanced; some in fact may be inflammatory. So use your discretion and note when exaggerated strong negative adjectives or phrases are used in the films to promote fear, such usages as “disaster”,  “slaughterers”, “baby killers”, “dumb”, ”stupid”, ”tragedy”, ”catastrophe”, or “we are making a terrible mistake in our policies”. While you may agree with some of the negative language, most documented films with reliable sources use MODERATED adjectives. Also, most trustworthy films suggest information and solutions on how the human species can deal with our current and future problems, such as running out of resources and destroying valuable habitat.

Our policy is to use the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) whenever possible. IMDB uses ratings generated from citizens around the world. If you wish, you can register at IMDB and cast your vote. To help with your scheduling, we also will try to post the runtime for each film, and to provide you with some additional information (year, tagline/plot 

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