August 14, 2013


By Kathryn Kopchik

Film-maker Robert FryeLEWISBURG, Pa. — The nuclear disarmament documentary "In My Lifetime" will be shown Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre.

It is the first film in the semester's Green Screens series, presented by the Bucknell University Environmental Center.

Film-maker Robert Frye will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening discussion. An independent documentary producer and director since 1988, Frye spent two decades as a producer in network news in the United States and Canada.

A presentation of The Nuclear World Project, "In My Lifetime" examines the 65-year struggle to find solutions to disposing of and reducing the number of nuclear weapons worldwide. The documentary explores the beginnings of the nuclear age in Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the Cold War into a new era of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Pakistan.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Community Alliance for Respect and Equality (CARE) and the CommUnity Zone.

A nonprofit organization based in Lewisburg, CARE strives to increase awareness of and respect for people of all different races, ethnicity, gender, religions and sexual orientations through its workshops, programs, festivals and newsletters.

Located at 417 Market St. in Lewisburg, the CommUnity Zone is a space for residents and organizations of the Central Susquehanna Valley to share ideas and resources that contribute to vibrant and connected communities.

Each semester, as part of the University's Film/Media Series, the Environmental Center presents four films with topics that are broadly connected to the environment. Admission is $2 per person, and Campus Dollars are accepted. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.

Fall semester Green Screens film presentations, all of which begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, are:

  • Oct. 15: "River of Renewal" (2008), a documentary about conflict over Klamath River Basin resources and Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp's agreement to remove four hydroelectric dams on the river to save the wild salmon.
  • Nov. 5: "The City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet That Never Sleeps" (2011) about the effects of light pollution not only on star-gazing but on sea turtles and birds confused by the lights of cities. The screening will be followed by a public event at the Bucknell University Observatory.

  • Dec. 3: "Trashed: No Place for Waste" (2012), a documentary with Jeremy Irons examining pollution and solid waste issues throughout the world.

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