Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville:
In November, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies program will be hosting two free film screenings focused on environmental issues. Doors will open at 6pm and screenings will start at 6:30pm both nights. Group discussions will follow both showings. Refreshments will be served and RSVPs are required. Both showings will take place on the second floor of 36 Montford Ave., Asheville.
Thursday, November 15: “The Devil We Know: The Chemistry of a Cover Up”
Unraveling one of the biggest environmental controversies of our time, this film shows how a group of citizens in West Virginia take on the powerful corporation DuPont, after they discover it has been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply. Amanda Strawderman, program coordinator of Clean Water for North Carolina and a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne’s Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies program, will facilitate discussion following the screening.
This event will be co-hosted by Clean Water for North Carolina and Working Films.
Monday, November 19: “My Toxic Backyard”
Residents of a small Buncombe County community fight for clean drinking water as the contaminated soil of an old manufacturing plant continues to leak dangerous toxins into the ground more than twenty years after the threat was first reported to the Environmental Protection Agency. The documentary chronicles the community’s fight to obtain clean drinking water and have the groundwater cleaned up. The film’s Asheville-based director, Katie Damien, will host and facilitate a Q&A discussion following the showing.
This event will be co-hosted by Angry Unicorn Entertainment.