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Glacial Balance

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7 - 7pm

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Glacial Balance

Ethan Steinman 2013

Film Screening with an Original Introduction by Prof Mathias Vuille

Glacial Balance takes us from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by the melting glacial reserve, the canaries in the mine. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world, and from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect these disappearing glaciers are having worldwide.  The film offers the viewer an opportunity to hear, in the locals’ own words, the human impacts of a climate out of control.

Watch the trailer here!

Ethan Steinman launched his career in film and television in 1995.  From 2002 to 2011, Steinman lived between Paris [France] and Buenos Aires & Mendoza [Argentina] to broaden his vision and present himself with new challenges.  Over the past several years, he has directed the award winning feature documentaries “Tesoros Descartados” and “Glacial Balance” as well as original content for clients including CNN, AJE, Dremel, FOX Sports, adidas and Major League Soccer.

He now resides in Seattle, WA.

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This screening is part of the Climate Change Film Series hosted by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. It is free and open to the public: first come, first seated.

The screening will be followed by a casual reception.

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.