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Tales From Planet Earth Film Festival

Event Details

Friday, November 3, 2017
7-10 p.m.
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
Tales from Planet Earth  showcases global environmental films with the belief that issues don't move people ... stories do! We try to link compelling narratives to the work of scholars and to efforts by community partners advocating for environmental and social justice. The highlight of our work is a biennial film festival thematically journeying around the globe to explore how stories told through film shape our understanding of nature and inspire action on behalf of the diversity of life.  A full schedule of titles, descriptions, venues and screening times can be found at: Tales from Planet Earth   returns November 3-5, 2017 with the theme  Land is Life . Standing Rock. Idle No More. The Landless Worker's Movement. Across the globe, land dispossession -- both past and present -- is bringing together new alliances and collective actions in the struggle for the rights and sovereignty of local peoples to determine their own futures. FULL LINEUP: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 7:00PM - Tales From Planet Earth Film Festival: Land is Life : A Conversation 8:30PM - Crossing the Line (2016) 8:35PM - Gathering the Pieces (2017) 8:41PM - Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (2017) 11:00PM - Tales After Dark:  District 9 (2009)  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 7:00PM - When Two Worlds Collide (2015) 9:00PM - Water Warriors (2017) 9:27PM - 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice (2016) 11:00PM -  Tales After Dark:  Starship Troopers (1997) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH 1:00PM - Lifting Nets (2017) 1:05PM - A Good Day to Die (2010) 3:00PM - Mele Murals (2016) 5:00PM - The Land Beneath Our Feet (2016) 7:00PM - The Opposition (2016) -- This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.