Film: Arise (2012)

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Trailer: Arise (2012).

Running time: 78 mins.

Arise—written, produced and directed by Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando—is the 2012 winner of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. It captures the stories of women around the globe who are leading the way to a sustainable future to rebuild their families, neighborhoods and communities through increased connections with their natural world. Women from Africa, Palestine, Israel, India, Ecuador, and the United States speak with passion and conviction and the remarkable results across all demographics and all types of environments—from very rural to very urban. As a Bedouin Palestinian woman noted, with conviction, “When you can vision a different reality, you can live a different reality.”

A panel discussion will immediately follow the screening of the film.

Hosted by the Global Women's Series and sponsored by the Department of Sustainable Development, Belk Library and Information Commons, and the Department of Geology as part of the annual Sustainability Film Series.

Learn more at Arise the Movie, the official website of the film.

International Education and Development
Contact name: 
Sarah Speir Bergstedt
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Contact telephone: 
+1 (828) 262-8046
I.G. Greer Theatre
Global Women's Series 2013: Women and the Environment: Eco-feminism and Activism

The Global Women's Series addresses contemporary global issues affecting women and girls and is a collaborative effort between a wide range of faculty, students, staff and community members. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, the Women's Studies Program, and the Belk Library and Information Commons. Faculty are encouraged to participate as well as invite students and staff to attend.All programs in the series are free and open to the local community. 

This year's theme of "Women and the Environment: Eco-feminism and Activism" involves a close collaboration with Appalachian's Office of University Sustainability as well as the Sustainable Development program.