“Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction” – Film showing at Fresno State this Friday

This Friday, Oct 22, our campus’s Cineculture series is bringing us a film is about the mega-extinction event we are now living through – and they’ve roped me in to facilitate the discussion afterwards, along with the filmmaker. If you are looking for something thought-provoking (if depressing too) for a friday evening, please come to campus and join us for this film. Here are the details, with a flyer attached beneath: 

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Film Screening 5:30 P.M Friday, October 22, McLane 121


Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction (2010) is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. 80 min

 

Discussants:  Monte Thompson (filmmaker) & Dr. Madhusudan Katti

Co-sponsored by WILPF

 

CineCulture Club: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

Parking is relaxed after 4 p.m.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to the Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge. In addition, CineCulture is offered as a 3 unit academic course in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening
discussions.

For further information, contact Professor Mary Husain at mhusain@csufresno.edu
Club President: Maggie Simms maggies@mail.fresnostate.edu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Husain mhusain@csufresno.edu

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Flyer 7 – Call of Life color.pdf
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