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SCLI Fall 2016 documentary film screenings: 10/6 & 11/10

Author: Gail Payne


Location: Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd., all screenings


*free to members and public*

*free refreshments*


Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm – "Renewable Energy"

History Channel, Modern Marvels series, 2006 (50 min.) – Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents. Followed by discussion and presentations on free energy audits by LI Progressive Coalition PowerUp Communities, geothermal by Billii Roberti, Green Choices Consulting, and Easy Roof building integrated solar panels by Bill Feldmann, LISEIA.


Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm – "Dirt: The Movie"

Common Ground Media, 2009 (80 min.) - Narrator, Jamie Lee Curtis ; featuring: William Bryant Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra, John Todd, Gary Vaynerchuk, Wangari Maathai, Janine Benyus, Miguel Altieri, Bob Cannard, Jeremy Narby, Paul Stamets, Andy Lipkis, Pierre Rabhi, Barbara Damrosch, David Orr, Richard Register, Sebastião Salgado, Lelia Salgado, Wes Jackson, Benjamin Shute, Majora Carter, Alice Waters, Will Brinton, Wes Kinney, Carlo Petrini. Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.


Winner, Green Documentary, Maui Film Festival; Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection; Winner, Best Film For Our Future, Mendocino Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary, Visions Voices Environmental Film Festival.


Followed by presentation and discussion by Elizabeth Keihm, Executive Director and Farmer, Homecoming Farm, organic CSA, Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville.

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