Thursday, September 27, 2012, film--6:30-9:00pm/refreshments & discussion--9:00-9:45pm: The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986), a story woven into the landscape of a Baltic Island, is about how members of a wealthy Swedish family face the start of World War III and their own looming deaths. What flame is ignited when the seeming contraries of fierce animal fear, ritual, and hope meet as they do in often-linked times of war and of environmental crises? Discussion format: World Café method gathering people in small, hosted, interchanging groups to discuss three prepared and successively deepening questions about their own rituals, fears, and what would happen to hope in the world were they to meet.This series is sponsored by the New York University Office of Sustainability, NYU Global Liberal Studies, NYU Office of Graduate Student Life, and 350.org (NYC).
Contact: Dr. Julianne Lutz Warren firstname.lastname@example.org (more detailed film synopses and readings below available upon request)
**Suggested pre-series readings**
McKibben, Bill. “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” Rolling Stone. August, 2012. Available online at: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-ne-math-20120719 .
Leopold, Aldo. (1949) 1968. “The Geese Return” pages 18-23 in A Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford University Press).
Tilman, David. 2012. “Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability amid Human Domination of Global Ecosystems.”Daedalus. 141(3): 108-120.