UB Libraries to present sustainability themed film series

Published February 16, 2018

The University Libraries’ Sustainability Movie Series will premiere on Feb. 19 with a screening of “Gambling on Extinction” (2015), a documentary directed by Jakob Kneser about the illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. in 305 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library on the North Campus.

A brief introduction will precede the film and a discussion afterward will be led by Jim Gordon, applications programmer analyst with the UB Libraries and chair of UB’s Professional Staff Senate’s Alternative Transportation Subcommittee. Joining Gordon for the discussion will be Lori L. DuVall-Jackson, graduate secretary in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and an elephant awareness ambassador for The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Also on tap in the Sustainability Movie Series:

  • Feb. 26: “Tierra De Patagones” (2013), directed by Julian Azulay; discussion led by Jim Gordon.
  • March 8: “Koyaanisqatsi” (1982), discussion led by Fred Stoss, a UB librarian specializing in biology, ecology, geosciences and mathematics.
  • April 5: “Chasing Ice” (2012), directed by Jeff Orlowski; discussion led by Fred Stoss.
  • April 19: “DNA: The Secret of Photo 51,” discussion led by Fred Stoss.
  • April 30: “Taken for a Ride” (1996), directed by CJim Klein; discussion led by Jim Gordon.

All films in the series begin at 6 p.m. in 305 Capen.

The film series is presented by the University Libraries; co-sponsors are the Professional Staff Sustainable Living Committee, UB Sustainability and University Libraries’ Professional Executive Committee.