Film Screening May 16th

We’re happy to announce that we’re co-hosting a night of films with Sierra Club West Virginia on Friday, May 16th.  We’ll be screening the 2013 Student Award Winning film, “Backyard” followed by the “Switch.”  Films begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium on the Shepherd University campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

Deia Schlosberg’s Backyard is a film that looks at fracking and its effects on the lives of five individuals.  Despite vast differences in geography and personal histories we see eerie similarities emerge as stories from Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Dakota and Montana are told.  Animated interludes remind us to step back and consider the bigger picture.

Switch presents a comprehensive look at energy in contemporary society.  Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable– is undergoing profound changes.  “Switch” explores the gradual transitions from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow.  This film focuses on practical realities in the realm of energy and encourages a balanced understanding.  This film has been seen by nearly 3 million viewers worldwide in theaters and classrooms.

We look forward to sharing these films with you on Friday, May 16th.