The first in the summer series of eco films: �Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story,� will be shown Tuesday, May 17, in The Vermillion Public Library. All films in the series will be shown each month at 7 p.m. in the library. Lively discussions are sure to follow.
�Troubled Waters� tells the story of how agricultural practices in America�s heartland have affected the Mississippi River watershed. The film discusses federal energy, farm, and environment policies and shows how a single drop of water in Minnesota is connected to the �dead zone� in the Gulf of Mexico. Most important, fresh ideas and concrete solutions are offered.
Other films include:
�DIRT! The Movie� (Tuesday, June 21) takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
Modern industry and the clamor for both profit and natural resources have disrupted our human connection to and respect for soil.
�Vanishing of the Bees� (Tuesday, July 19). Honeybees help produce apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables across the planet. We�ll learn about their alarming disappearance and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and Mother Earth.
�6 Degrees Could Change the World� (Tuesday, August 16). Like something out of a disaster movie, a 6-degree global-average temperature rise in the next 100 years could render a completely different world. This National Geographic film shows the devastating ecological impact each single degree increase in temperature could have on our planet over the next century.
Free popcorn and drinks! See you at the Vermillion Library.
This film series is sponsored by Vermillion�s Living River Group of the Sierra Club: http://southdakota.sierraclub.org/LivingRiver/default.htm.