The University of Wisconsin - River Falls Office of Sustainability presents The Sustainability Film Cinema Series, a virtual film series from October 2022 to April 2023. The fifth film, Baked Alaska is available from Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 6. Guests are welcome to watch the film at their convenience from 7 am CT on Tuesday, April 4 through 11:59 pm CT on Thursday, April 6.
Film Screening: 7:00 am CT on Tuesday, April 4 through 11:59 pm CT on Thursday, April 6
To watch the film: Go to the Film Screening Room and enter the video password. Note: The video password was provided by your host: UWRF Sustainability. Contact [email protected] if you have questions.
The full screening series schedule is below.
UWRF Sustainability Film Cinema Series Schedule
All films will be available to stream from 7 am CT on Tuesday of the screening window through 11:59pm CT on Thursday.
Can You Hear Us Now?: Tuesday, October 11 through Thursday, October 13, 2022
AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock: Tuesday, November 8 through November 10, 2022
Food For Change: Tuesday, February 7 through February 9, 2023
Once Was Water: Tuesday, February 28 through March 2, 2023
Baked Alaska: Tuesday, April 4 through April 6, 2023
Baked Alaska looks at the battle over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the context of Alaska's accelerated warming.
"The weather really changed", says Eleanor Sam, plucking feathers from a goose. "When we were children we wore thick fur. We don't wear clothes like that any more..."
In 2002 temperatures in Alaska were rising ten times faster than in the rest of the world. President George W. Bush was ignoring the warning signs about global warming; after pulling out of the Kyoto convention, he wanted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Native Alaskans were divided: the Inupiat Eskimos wanted the jobs and the money that drilling would bring, but the Gwich'in Indians feared it would destroy their caribou. Alaska is rich in oil - but for every barrel shipped south, damage is done to the delicate balance of Arctic life.