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Environmental Justice Film Festival At Stanford University

Hosted by Lede New Orleans
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An interactive film screening and community engagement series about climate change and environmental equity.

Climate change is primarily a water crisis. We feel its impacts through worsening floods, rising sea levels, shrinking ice fields, the disruption of food systems, wildfires and droughts.

These climate-related risks are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including women, children, ethnic minorities, poor communities, migrants or displaced persons, older populations, and those with underlying health conditions.

Storytelling is a proven method used to simplify complex concepts and inspire people to action through emotional resonance. The Environmental Justice Film Festival is an opportunity to share powerful stories about climate change and mobilize the Stanford community toward sustainable environmental impact work.

The two primary goals of the screening series are Education and Community Engagement.

The four proposed screening events will: 1.) enlighten the community on how people from marginalized societies, across the globe, have responded to climate change and 2.) facilitate purposeful discussion and data gathering around people’s understanding of environmental challenges and capacity to create positive change.

The Films:

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust (2021) - Native Americans, former Japanese American WWII prisoners, and environmentalists form an unexpected alliance to defend their water, their history, and their culture.

Katrina Babies (2022) - An intimate look at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the youth of New Orleans.

Wednesday, April 3rd. 5:30-8:30pm

Roble Hall - 374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Marcher sur l’Eau (2021) - “Above Water” is a film about a 12-year-old named Houlaye who lives in Niger, and travels several kilometers each day to fetch water. The village got together to construct a well. This is the promise of a new life for people who have literally been walking on water since birth.

Thursday, April 25th. 5:30-8:30pm

Maquilapolis: City of Factories (2006) - An especially personal and fascinatingly styled documentary about the terrible conditions of people who work in the factories belonging to the multinationals on the Mexican-American border for a pittance.

Thursday, May 23rd. 5-8pm

Location
Roble Hall
Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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