By NR Staff • 

Environmental film festival planned

The free festival will run Wednesday through Saturday, March 6-9, in the Pioneer Hall Reading Room on campus. Films will start at 7 p.m. nightly.

Films include:

“White Water, Black Gold” Wednesday, March 6, an investigative documentary about a three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry.

“The Garden” Thursday, March 7, a film exploring the socioeconomic barriers in American society after the devastating 1992 Los Angeles riots.

“Waste Land,” winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Friday, March 8. The film follows artist Vik Muniz as he travels to the world’s largest dump in Brazil and befriends a band of “catadores,” pickers of recyclable materials.

“Surviving Progress” Saturday, March 9, examines whether society’s progressive technological advancements are outweighing the mounting social and environmental costs.

The Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Linfield Environmental Studies Program, the Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund and the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition. For more information, contact Lissa Wadewitz, professor of history and environmental studies, at 503-883-2719.

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