The Center of Applied Liberal Arts (CALA) at the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture present a screening of the film Tomorrow (Demain) hosted by filmmaker and scholar Leonard Cortana.
Tomorrow is a French documentary about what individuals around the world are doing to help fight current environmental problems. It is being shown as part of CALA's international film series whose theme in Fall 2019 is "Fragile Earth: Environmental Films Around the World."
The screening will be followed by a Q&A where participants are invited to reflect on the film's emphasis on individual efforts to combat environmental threats and how they might apply these lessons to their own lives. Post-film discussion will be with Leonard Cortana, Daniella Gitlin, and Eve Mosher.
Free with RSVP: TINYURL.COM/CALAFILMFA19
Update: The list is full; please RSVP to be added to the wait list.
Film in French with English subtitles
Dir. Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent (France, 2015)
Leonard Cortana is a PhD Candidate at the Cinema Studies Department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He dedicates part of his academic research to the study of youth activism and film productions from diasporic filmmakers in France / overseas territories, the US and Brazil. Cortana is also a filmmaker currently completing a documentary about activist movements spreading the intersectional legacy of Afro-Brazilian activist and politician Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Daniella Gitlin is a PhD candidate in NYU’s Comparative Literature Department pursuing a Certificate in Media and Culture. Her dissertation revolves around documentary media from mid-20th-century that responds to grave injustice. Daniella sits on the board of and helps run Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, a nonprofit, bilingual community bookshop in Washington Heights staffed predominantly by volunteers.
Eve S. Mosher creates public works that engage audiences in environmental and social issues. Her practice often uses performative actions as a means to get people intrigued and involved in their surroundings. In 2008, the Discovery Channel profiled her project “High Water Line,” where Mosher marked the potential effects of climate change by marking a line in blue chalk along areas 10-feet above sea level in New York City, denoting the potential flood region as sea levels rise.