Arcadia University Hosts Free Film Screening of Dirt! The Movie March 31
Glenside, PA—March 11, 2010—Arcadia University’s Community Cinema film series, a monthly film screening showcasing the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens www.independentlens.org, will host a free film screening of Dirt! The Movie on Wednesday, March 31, at 7:15 p.m., in The Chat Performance area located in the Dining Complex. The event is free and open to the public.
In Dirt! The Movie Directors Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow pose the question—It’s under our feet. But what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, the movie takes a critical look at our complex relationship with dirt and the solutions to restore this vital natural resource. Get the ‘dirt’ on how industrial farming, mining and urban development has led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change.
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Arcadia University cordially invites community members to view its free film screenings and to participate in post-screening discussions about important highlighted the issues. Screenings are followed by a panel discussion featuring guest speakers and/or Arcadia faculty, staff and students.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.