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Feb. 21-23: 'Lights, Camera, EARTH!'

Jan. 14, 2014--Eleven contemporary documentaries will be featured at the University of Delaware’s inaugural “Lights, Camera, EARTH!” environmental film festival to be held Feb. 21-23 in Mitchell Hall.

Scheduled in afternoon and evening sessions throughout the weekend, the movies are grouped to illuminate different themes. Friday will focus on environmental activism, Saturday on nature in cities and Sunday on big questions about our relationship to other forms of life.

Faculty commentators and directors of two of the films will be on hand at the various sessions to introduce and discuss the films with audience members.

The festival will showcase the new wit and visual creativity in environmental documentaries. “These aren’t your parents’ films about nature,” said Adam Rome, Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair in Environment and organizer of the festival. “Some of these films will make you laugh out loud, some will inspire you and some will challenge you. All will expand your view of the world and of human experience.”