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Fall and Winter Film Screening

Friday, September 20, 2013, 7 - 10pm

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Photo by David Black. Joseph A. Tainter at Utah State University. Photo by David Black. Car graveyard near Fresno, California. Photo by David Black. Ianto Evans leads a hike through the woods surrounding Cob Cottage Company. Coquille, Oregon. Photo by David Black. Morning light deep in the Redwoods National Park, California. Photo by Matt Anderson. Michael Gerner holds an umbrella over cinematographer David Black to get a shot of the mountains in Mont Photo by David Black. Monsanto phosphate plant and slag pour site near Soda Springs, Idaho.


A Film Screening and Q&A with the director, Matt Anderson

This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the environmental destruction in its wake. In the process, he discovered exciting strategies to help humanity transcend the coming ecological and psychological crisis.

Some of today’s most progressive thinkers, from anthropologists and bio-architects to psychologists and journalists, collectively recreate a story of humanity and the history of Earth, illuminating a desperately needed new path for us to take. Fall and Winter is a survival guide for the 21st Century.

Grace Lee Boggs, Bruce Damer, Chellis Glendinning, Stanislov Grof, Chris Hedges, John Jeavons, William Kotke, Richard Manning, Micahel Reynolds, Joseph A. Tainter



hosted by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.