Hartwick to Host Screening of Film on Climate Change

Hartwick College will host an Earth Day screening of the award-winning 2015 documentary “Tomorrow.” Directed by French actress Mélanie Laurent and civic activist Cyril Dion, the film offers a look at climate change, politics, and grassroots efforts seeking to affect change.

The screening will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 22 in Shineman Chapel House on the College campus. It is free and open to the public.

The film made a major splash in Europe, winning the Best Documentary award at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars).

“’Tomorrow’ is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film,” according to the film’s website. “The filmmakers visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture, community-owned renewable projects, and creative schools in different parts of the world to offer concrete solutions, to take action and to make a difference. The film has been a huge boost to community-led projects and regularly receives standing ovations, leading to the creation of many new community actions. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency.”

A New York Times “Critic Pick,” the film has been called “…absolutely the best and most creative film on the future of humanity and the environment.”

Professor of French and Chair of the Modern Languages Department Dr. Mark Wolff organized the screening.

For more information on the film, visit its website.

For more information about the event, contact Wolff at wolffm0@hartwick.edu or (607) 431-4615.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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