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Green Film Series: One Big Home

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 80th free screening of their 7-year old Green Film Series, on Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Public Library, 50 So. Fullerton Avenue. All events at the Library are free.

In “One Big Home”, we see how a community can determine its own destiny, and explores over-development of communities as a complex cultural issue.

Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, “One Big Home” follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this moving documentary and take part in our open discussion after the film. For further questions, please contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or grussell@montclairnjusa.org

Green Film Series: Landfill Harmonic

In celebration of Earth Day this month, Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green present Landfill Harmonic, the next free movie in their Green Film Series, on Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue. All events at the library are free.

This compelling documentary follows the ingenuity and shining talent of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group of young people who play instruments made entirely out of garbage.

When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. The movie follows the troupe from landfill to sold-out concerts, even through natural disasters.

Favio Chavez, their music director, must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. Bring the family, a friend, or your favorite young musician to this uplifting film and take part in our open discussion afterwards.

For further questions, please contact Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721. RSVP & share on Facebook, here!

Green Film Series: Seed, the Untold Story

The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – SEED: The Untold Story – where we are shown few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.

Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how seed issues impact our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com. You can also RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244753102226468/

 

SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

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