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Films & Schedules - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

POLLUTION IN PARADISE

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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POLLUTION IN PARADISE

DIRECTOR: SKEETS MCGREW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On November 14, 1962, KGW-TV broadcast the latest in a long line of award-winning public affairs documentaries it produced (Tom Dargan) examining issues central to the region. POLLUTION IN PARADISE, primarily written and narrated (with Richard Ross) by then-broadcast journalist Tom McCall, was a clarion call to arrest the runaway, man-made pollution that was threatening Oregon’s pristine air, rivers, fields, and quality of life held dear. The film was not only a key starting point of the modern environmental movement in Oregon but the beginning of what would later be the hallmark of McCall’s 1967-1975 term as governor: a...

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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

DIRECTOR: JOHN HELDE - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(DOC) A quietly powerful journey to the heartland of America, FIELD WORK tells the story of the Swansons, family farmers who stay small in an era of mega-farms. In the last 60 years, technology and economics have reshaped America’s agricultural landscape: the quest for ever-higher yields and the flight of the younger generation have resulted in bigger and bigger farms. FIELD WORK follows Judy and Charlie Swanson and their three grown children through the economic meltdown as they pursue a dream of farming together as one extended family. When son Jeremy purchases his first 80 acres, he plants a stake...

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