October 26, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, PA. — The Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) will host the documentary, "Manufactured Landscapes," on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre on Market Street in Lewisburg.

The documentary, which explores the challenge of environmental change in an era of industrialization and globalization, will be followed by a post-screening discussion moderated by Dina El-Mogazi, director of the Campus Greening Initiative at Bucknell.

Admission is $2 per person.

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, "Manufactured Landscapes" follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes — slag heaps, huge factories in China and a ship breaking operation in Bangladesh where ships are taken apart for recycling.

The documentary highlights the extremes of manufacturing — from electronics assembly with the rows upon rows of laborers doing the exact same task, contrasting the minuteness of and efficiency in what they are producing —and villages where electronic waste recycling is the primary industry, with massive waste heaps contrasting with the minute components the laborers of all ages are salvaging.

Green Screens is a new sustainability-themed series presented this fall by the Bucknell University Environmental Center and the Campus Theatre. Each film will be followed by an opportunity for audience discussion.

The final event in the series will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29. "Consuming Kids" is a documentary exploring the commercialization of childhood, directed by Adriana Barbaro and Jeremy Earp. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer panel discussion with Bucknell professors Ruth Tincoff, David Kristjanson-Gural and Douglas Allen, moderated by Samantha Pearson, Local Action Network.

Contact: Division of Communications

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