Share the Earth Environmental Film Series

The Share the Earth Environmental Film Series has been taking place monthly in the UWM Union Cinema for over 12 years. These films speak to a wide range of environmental topics and connect audiences to student organizations, community activists and other experts in Milwaukee who work on these issues.

Upcoming 2018-2019 films

Share the Earth, UWM Restaurant Operations and the UWM Office of Sustainability are excited to present a new mini-series: From Deserts to Desserts – with five films focused on food and the environment. Each monthly film from November through March will start at 6PM and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Kyle Cherek, host of the Emmy award-winning show, Wisconsin Foodie.

Kyle will bring one or two guests to each post-film discussion to engage in a lively and informative conversation about the topics of the films, from food waste, to the importance of fair trade, to growing and producing food as climate changes, to genetically-modified crops, to the importance of revolutionizing farm labor. We hope you’ll join us for these fascinating films and conversations that will leave you with much food for thought.

Spring 2019

The Martian……………………………………………….Mon. February 11th, 6PM.  Botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is accidentally left behind on Mars and has to use all of his scientific knowledge to survive. This funny, fascinating film helps us think about how we will grow and prepare food in the future, as climate change creates a more hostile environment for farming. Kyle’s guest will be Chef Seth VanderLaan, Executive Chef for the Brewers and consultant to Elon Musk’s company, Space X, on food matters relating to space projects. 

*PLEASE NOTE THE MARTIAN HAS BEEN MOVED FROM JAN. 30th TO FEB. 11th at 6 pm DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Modified…………………………………………………….Wed. February 20, 6PM. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening. Winner of 8 festival awards.

Food Chains: A Revolution in America’s Fields..Wed. March 13, 6PM. Produced by actress and activist Eva Longoria and Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser to bring attention to the need to revolutionize farm labor.

 

Past Films

Fall 2018

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution……………..Wed. September 19, 7PM

4 Wheel Bob……………………………………………Wed. October 17, 7PM.

Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste…………….Wed. Nov. 7, 6PM

The Chocolate Case…………………………………..Wed. Dec. 5, 6PM

Spring 2018 Films:

An Inconvenient Sequel……………………………………..Wed. January 31st, 7PM

Ice & Sky……………………………………………………………Wed. Feb. 21st, 7PM

From the Ashes……………………………………………………Wed. Mar. 14th, 7PM

The Future of Energy……………………………………………..Wed. Apr. 18th, 7PM

For more information on all screenings in the Union, please see the Union Cinema Calendar.