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*no tickets required All showings are at 7 pm except Sunday, February 16, which is at 2 pm.

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Saturday, February 15, 7 pm Tourism and Nature: Gringo Trails

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Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature

sixteenth annual Environmental Film Festival Feb. 14–22, 2014

An official submission of Australia to the Oscars 2014 Best Foreign Language Film category, this film addresses man-made changes to the environment and shows how they prove devastating for a traditional agrarian Laotian family. The film will be presented by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy at Eckerd College, director of international cinema and co-director of the Environmental Film Festival.

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Director Kim Mordaunt (Australia, Lao, 96 min., 2013)

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Friday, February 14, 7 pm Changing Lives in a Changing Environment: The Rocket

the human experience: an odyssey AND The Arts at Eckerd College Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

Director Pegi Vail (USA, English, 80 min., 2013) Director Pegi Vail, an anthropologist and associate director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, examines the impact of ecotourism, especially on places whose initial appeal was their pristine and untouched character. The film will be presented by Vail and Melvin Estrella, director of photography/producer, who has worked in numerous capacities within the independent film arena as well as within commercial, television and nonprofit production.

Sunday, February 16, 2 pm The Age of Exploration: Grass and The Great White Silence Directors Grass, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack (USA, English titles, 71 min., 1925) Director The Great White Silence, Herbert G. Ponting (UK, English, 108 min., 1924)

One of the most remarkable documentaries of all time, Grass details the yearly migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia (now Iran). The Great White Silence follows the journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who set out from England on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition in July 1910. The films will be presented by Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, of Milestone Film, with Catherine Griggs, associate professor of American studies at Eckerd College.

Monday, February 17, 7 pm Living in Florida: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Director Elam Stoltzfus (USA, English, 60 min., 2013)

In 2012 a biologist, a conservationist, a photographer (presenter Carlton Ward Jr.) and a documentarian set off to explore by water and by land the remaining wild spaces of Florida. The film will be presented by Ward, an environmental photojournalist from Clearwater, Florida. His work has been featured in Smithsonian magazine, National Wildlife, National Geographic, Africa Geographic and Outdoor Photographer.

Tuesday, February 18, 7 pm Urban Issues: Lost Rivers

Director Carol Bâcle (Canada; French, English, Italian and Korean; 72 min.; 2012)

The film follows subterranean explorers, equipped with headlamps and fishermen’s boots, on sometimes illegal excursions underground to explore ancient waterways thought to have disappeared. Ann-Marie Mitroff, Groundwork Hudson Valley’s director of River Programs, will present the film.

Wednesday, February 19, 7 pm The Coast: Shored Up

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Director Daniel Dencik (Denmark, English and Danish, 90 min., 2013) An expedition of Danish scientists, artists and explorers travels in an old-fashioned vessel to investigate uncharted fjords in Greenland that are only recently becoming accessible due to climate change. The film will be presented by James Deutsch, program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and adjunct professor of American studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 22, 7 pm The End of Real Food?: GMO OMG

Director Jeremy Seifert (USA, English, 90 min., 2013)

A father of young children worried about the impact of genetically modified foods on his children, director Jeremy Seifert sets out to figure out what “GMO” even means, whether he should be worried, and what, if anything, anybody can do about it. Known for Dive! (2010), Seifert will present the film.

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The Environmental Film Festival is organized by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy, and Catherine Griggs, program coordinator and associate professor of American studies. Major support is provided by the Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation.

Friday, February 21, 7 pm More Journeys of Exploration: Expedition to the End of the World

www.eckerd.edu

For 16 years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment. Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in a lively dialogue about the environmental perspectives contained in the documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. Complete details about each film can be found on the Festival homepage, www.eckerd.edu/eff/14.

Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine (USA, English, 120 min., 2014) Darwin meets Hitchcock in this incredible documentary about idealists who wanted to escape from civilization to an uninhabited Galapagos Island, only to find that the struggle for love and freedom can be as ruthless as Darwin describes the struggle for survival. The film will be presented by John Woram, author of Here Be Giants and Charles Darwin Slept Here.

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The ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition of 1910, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the Terra Nova to claim discovery of the South Pole.

Thursday, February 20, 7 pm The Island Effect: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

To read more about Eckerd’s sustainable practices, visit www.eckerd.edu/green.

A provocative documentary about the impact of erosion on coastal communities and about the relationship to nature of communities everywhere, the film will be presented by director Ben Kalina, whose film and video projects focus on the intersection of science, culture and the environment.

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Director Ben Kalina (USA, English, 84 min., 2013)


F E A T U R E D E v ent The Future of Cuba: Three Immigrants’ Perspectives

the human experience: an odyssey Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

www.eckerd.edu/pes

Wednesday, February 12 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium Carlos J. Cano

Associate Professor of Hispanic Culture, Film and Literature, University of South Florida

Patsy Feliciano

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Florida

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Writer and Blogger

This panel of native Cubans will address the past, present and future of the country, and the motivations for their moves to the United States. In addition, they will share their perceptions of Cuba today and their perspectives on the island’s future once the Castro dictatorship ends when current Cuban President Raúl Castro steps down in 2018. “Both inside and outside the classroom, Eckerd College seeks to engender and nurture in each of you an educated imagination. One of the capacities of the educated imagination is what the great American writer Wendell Berry calls ‘the power by which we sympathize. By its means we may see what it was to be Odysseus or Penelope, or David or Ruth, or what it is to be one’s neighbor or one’s enemy. By it we may “see ourselves as others see us.” It is also the power by which we see the place, the predicament or the story we are in.’” Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President of Eckerd College Remarks delivered at the 2013 Ceremony of Lights

Through speaker presentations and campus initiatives, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series, The Human Experience: An Odyssey, will reflect ideas and concepts that inspire minds to move beyond illusive walls and barriers, compel an openness to new ways of looking at the world, and ignite an intellectual journey that transitions to a lifelong quest and adventure. This year’s series is inspired by Human Experience, a two-course sequence and the cornerstone of the freshman academic program at Eckerd College. In addition to Eckerd’s focus on the human experience, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series shines a spotlight on the arts at Eckerd College and the Sixteenth Annual Environmental Film Festival, Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature. Eckerd College is pleased to offer lectures, films and presentations as a service to the community. Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you this spring! Event Information All events at Eckerd College are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For event information, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 727-864-7979 or events@eckerd.edu, or visit www.eckerd.edu/events. Share your event experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege. For more information about Eckerd’s Human Experience two-course core sequence, visit www.eckerd.edu/humanexperience.

Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Everglades National Park: People, Pythons and Billions for Restoration Tuesday, February 25 7:00 pm, Fox Hall Dan Kimball

Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Dan Kimball is responsible for managing Everglades National Park, a revered and fragile 1.5 million–acre system that faces significant and complicated challenges. A part of the National Park Service for more than 25 years, he will talk about strategies to successfully complete the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the United States. Sponsored by the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC)

“The Independent Traveler” with Jim Loring

Political Pranks and Social Activism

Thursday, February 27 7:00 pm, Fox Hall

Thursday, March 13 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Jim Loring

Kembrew McLeod

Photojournalist, Educator and Activist With more than 25 years of photographic experience in 65 countries, Jim Loring shoots photographs that have been described as “sensitive without being sentimental” as he seeks to tell the human story. His themes include concern for the environment, healthcare, food programs, water projects, work, education, reconciliation, and the challenge of war and conflict. “The Independent Traveler,” Loring’s big-screen photography presentation and exhibit, spans the globe and reveals his deep passion for the struggles of those living on the edge of survival. Sponsored by the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)

Professor of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa Over the past few decades, pranking has developed into a legible style of political protest that has been popularized by new-model activists such as the Yes Men, Billionaires for Bush and an army of lesser-known troublemakers. Dr. Kembrew (an occasional prankster and activist himself), author of two books and a prominent scholar in the field of media studies, will give a multimedia lecture on the emergence of pranking as a form of activism. Sponsored by the College Program Series, the Communication Discipline, and the Creative Arts and Letters Collegia

“Because of Science, I Have to Be an Atheist” and Other Fallacies of Our Age Tuesday, April 1 7:30 pm, Fox Hall Philip Clayton

Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology Some conclude, “I believe in science, therefore I must be an atheist.” Professor Philip Clayton will lead an interactive conversation about this false dichotomy, exploring science and the spiritual journey. The author of numerous books and articles on science, philosophy and religion, Professor Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith and the most significant issues facing our pluralistic society. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Modern Day Slavery in Florida’s Fields?

That One Big Thing Thursday, February 20 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Benjamin Jealous

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, NAACP

Apopka Farmworkers

In observance of Black History Month, Eckerd College will host Benjamin Jealous, former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who will lay out the simple steps that can accelerate anyone toward achieving feats of great social transformation and service. Under his leadership, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, experienced its first multiyear membership growth in 20 years, and became the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country.

Former farmworkers will discuss the realities of their industry in the United States. This panel will focus on the impacts of pesticide use on the health of farmworkers and on the environment, particularly Lake Apopka. Former farm laborers will share their personal experiences, and farmworker advocates will elaborate on how pesticide exposure, immigration status, low wages, systemic injustices and workplace conditions are affecting the men, women and children who are responsible for feeding us every day. Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior to leading the NAACP, Mr. Jealous spent 15 years serving as a journalist and community organizer, and he has been named to the “40 Under 40” lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford Universities. Sponsored by the Afro-American Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

the arts at eckerd college SPRING 2014 Part of the Presidential Events Series

Below are many of the spring arts events at Eckerd College. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For the latest information and a complete list of events, visit www.eckerd.edu/events.

ART John Eckert and His Students

Works by John Eckert ’69 (1947–1987) and Current Works by 13 Alumni Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Prints and Architecture Jan. 26–March 21, Cobb Gallery

In Your Face

Portraits by Bruce Jackson, Pamela Callender ’07 and Lori Loveberry George ’08 Feb. 3–14, Elliott Gallery Special Presentation: Bruce Jackson Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm, Miller Auditorium (Reception in Elliott Gallery will follow the Miller Auditorium presentation.)

Exhibit of Works Published in the 2014 Eckerd Review May 5–9, Cobb Gallery Reading and Reception: Mon., May 5, 5:30 pm

Epigraph

Readings by Senior Creative Writing Students Thurs., May 8, 6 pm, Lewis House

film International Cinema Series

Residential Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Feb. 16–May 2, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception times will vary. Gallery Talks: Each Wednesday at 3:15 pm

Select Fridays, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world, including independent and artistic American films. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/internationalcinema for the complete list of films and dates.

Freshman Artist Workshop: The Exhibition

MUSIC Eckerd Community Band Concert

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 6–11, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 6, 3–5 pm

The Sophomore Show

April 13–18, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 13, 3–5 pm Gallery Talk: Wed., April 16, 3:15 pm

Mon., May 5, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Eckerd Chamber Orchestra Concert

Thurs., May 8, 7:30 pm, Roberts Music Center 104

THEATRE The Tempest

PEL Visual Arts Thesis Exhibitions

A Comedy by William Shakespeare April 9–12, 16–17, 8 pm; April 13, 2 pm Bininger Theater Presented by Eckerd College Theatre $10, public; $5, Eckerd community; $1, Eckerd students with ID. Pay at the door, no reservations.

Elliott Gallery and Cobb Gallery Hours Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Events, dates and times are subject to change. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/events for the latest information. And share your art experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege.

Museum Lab Exhibition

Curated by Marshall Rousseau’s Museum Lab Class April 13–May 2, Cobb Gallery Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA May 4–9, Elliott Gallery May 11–16, Cobb Gallery Opening Receptions: TBA

Cover image by Joy Brown ’72: dancing ladies, wood fired ceramic Above image: Miranda is one of the principal characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

CREATIVE WRITING Eckerd Review


F E A T U R E D E v ent The Future of Cuba: Three Immigrants’ Perspectives

the human experience: an odyssey Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

www.eckerd.edu/pes

Wednesday, February 12 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium Carlos J. Cano

Associate Professor of Hispanic Culture, Film and Literature, University of South Florida

Patsy Feliciano

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Florida

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Writer and Blogger

This panel of native Cubans will address the past, present and future of the country, and the motivations for their moves to the United States. In addition, they will share their perceptions of Cuba today and their perspectives on the island’s future once the Castro dictatorship ends when current Cuban President Raúl Castro steps down in 2018. “Both inside and outside the classroom, Eckerd College seeks to engender and nurture in each of you an educated imagination. One of the capacities of the educated imagination is what the great American writer Wendell Berry calls ‘the power by which we sympathize. By its means we may see what it was to be Odysseus or Penelope, or David or Ruth, or what it is to be one’s neighbor or one’s enemy. By it we may “see ourselves as others see us.” It is also the power by which we see the place, the predicament or the story we are in.’” Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President of Eckerd College Remarks delivered at the 2013 Ceremony of Lights

Through speaker presentations and campus initiatives, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series, The Human Experience: An Odyssey, will reflect ideas and concepts that inspire minds to move beyond illusive walls and barriers, compel an openness to new ways of looking at the world, and ignite an intellectual journey that transitions to a lifelong quest and adventure. This year’s series is inspired by Human Experience, a two-course sequence and the cornerstone of the freshman academic program at Eckerd College. In addition to Eckerd’s focus on the human experience, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series shines a spotlight on the arts at Eckerd College and the Sixteenth Annual Environmental Film Festival, Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature. Eckerd College is pleased to offer lectures, films and presentations as a service to the community. Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you this spring! Event Information All events at Eckerd College are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For event information, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 727-864-7979 or events@eckerd.edu, or visit www.eckerd.edu/events. Share your event experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege. For more information about Eckerd’s Human Experience two-course core sequence, visit www.eckerd.edu/humanexperience.

Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Everglades National Park: People, Pythons and Billions for Restoration Tuesday, February 25 7:00 pm, Fox Hall Dan Kimball

Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Dan Kimball is responsible for managing Everglades National Park, a revered and fragile 1.5 million–acre system that faces significant and complicated challenges. A part of the National Park Service for more than 25 years, he will talk about strategies to successfully complete the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the United States. Sponsored by the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC)

“The Independent Traveler” with Jim Loring

Political Pranks and Social Activism

Thursday, February 27 7:00 pm, Fox Hall

Thursday, March 13 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Jim Loring

Kembrew McLeod

Photojournalist, Educator and Activist With more than 25 years of photographic experience in 65 countries, Jim Loring shoots photographs that have been described as “sensitive without being sentimental” as he seeks to tell the human story. His themes include concern for the environment, healthcare, food programs, water projects, work, education, reconciliation, and the challenge of war and conflict. “The Independent Traveler,” Loring’s big-screen photography presentation and exhibit, spans the globe and reveals his deep passion for the struggles of those living on the edge of survival. Sponsored by the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)

Professor of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa Over the past few decades, pranking has developed into a legible style of political protest that has been popularized by new-model activists such as the Yes Men, Billionaires for Bush and an army of lesser-known troublemakers. Dr. Kembrew (an occasional prankster and activist himself), author of two books and a prominent scholar in the field of media studies, will give a multimedia lecture on the emergence of pranking as a form of activism. Sponsored by the College Program Series, the Communication Discipline, and the Creative Arts and Letters Collegia

“Because of Science, I Have to Be an Atheist” and Other Fallacies of Our Age Tuesday, April 1 7:30 pm, Fox Hall Philip Clayton

Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology Some conclude, “I believe in science, therefore I must be an atheist.” Professor Philip Clayton will lead an interactive conversation about this false dichotomy, exploring science and the spiritual journey. The author of numerous books and articles on science, philosophy and religion, Professor Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith and the most significant issues facing our pluralistic society. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Modern Day Slavery in Florida’s Fields?

That One Big Thing Thursday, February 20 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Benjamin Jealous

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, NAACP

Apopka Farmworkers

In observance of Black History Month, Eckerd College will host Benjamin Jealous, former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who will lay out the simple steps that can accelerate anyone toward achieving feats of great social transformation and service. Under his leadership, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, experienced its first multiyear membership growth in 20 years, and became the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country.

Former farmworkers will discuss the realities of their industry in the United States. This panel will focus on the impacts of pesticide use on the health of farmworkers and on the environment, particularly Lake Apopka. Former farm laborers will share their personal experiences, and farmworker advocates will elaborate on how pesticide exposure, immigration status, low wages, systemic injustices and workplace conditions are affecting the men, women and children who are responsible for feeding us every day. Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior to leading the NAACP, Mr. Jealous spent 15 years serving as a journalist and community organizer, and he has been named to the “40 Under 40” lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford Universities. Sponsored by the Afro-American Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

the arts at eckerd college SPRING 2014 Part of the Presidential Events Series

Below are many of the spring arts events at Eckerd College. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For the latest information and a complete list of events, visit www.eckerd.edu/events.

ART John Eckert and His Students

Works by John Eckert ’69 (1947–1987) and Current Works by 13 Alumni Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Prints and Architecture Jan. 26–March 21, Cobb Gallery

In Your Face

Portraits by Bruce Jackson, Pamela Callender ’07 and Lori Loveberry George ’08 Feb. 3–14, Elliott Gallery Special Presentation: Bruce Jackson Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm, Miller Auditorium (Reception in Elliott Gallery will follow the Miller Auditorium presentation.)

Exhibit of Works Published in the 2014 Eckerd Review May 5–9, Cobb Gallery Reading and Reception: Mon., May 5, 5:30 pm

Epigraph

Readings by Senior Creative Writing Students Thurs., May 8, 6 pm, Lewis House

film International Cinema Series

Residential Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Feb. 16–May 2, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception times will vary. Gallery Talks: Each Wednesday at 3:15 pm

Select Fridays, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world, including independent and artistic American films. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/internationalcinema for the complete list of films and dates.

Freshman Artist Workshop: The Exhibition

MUSIC Eckerd Community Band Concert

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 6–11, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 6, 3–5 pm

The Sophomore Show

April 13–18, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 13, 3–5 pm Gallery Talk: Wed., April 16, 3:15 pm

Mon., May 5, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Eckerd Chamber Orchestra Concert

Thurs., May 8, 7:30 pm, Roberts Music Center 104

THEATRE The Tempest

PEL Visual Arts Thesis Exhibitions

A Comedy by William Shakespeare April 9–12, 16–17, 8 pm; April 13, 2 pm Bininger Theater Presented by Eckerd College Theatre $10, public; $5, Eckerd community; $1, Eckerd students with ID. Pay at the door, no reservations.

Elliott Gallery and Cobb Gallery Hours Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Events, dates and times are subject to change. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/events for the latest information. And share your art experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege.

Museum Lab Exhibition

Curated by Marshall Rousseau’s Museum Lab Class April 13–May 2, Cobb Gallery Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA May 4–9, Elliott Gallery May 11–16, Cobb Gallery Opening Receptions: TBA

Cover image by Joy Brown ’72: dancing ladies, wood fired ceramic. Above image: Miranda is one of the principal characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

CREATIVE WRITING Eckerd Review


F E A T U R E D E v ent The Future of Cuba: Three Immigrants’ Perspectives

the human experience: an odyssey Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

www.eckerd.edu/pes

Wednesday, February 12 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium Carlos J. Cano

Associate Professor of Hispanic Culture, Film and Literature, University of South Florida

Patsy Feliciano

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Florida

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Writer and Blogger

This panel of native Cubans will address the past, present and future of the country, and the motivations for their moves to the United States. In addition, they will share their perceptions of Cuba today and their perspectives on the island’s future once the Castro dictatorship ends when current Cuban President Raúl Castro steps down in 2018. “Both inside and outside the classroom, Eckerd College seeks to engender and nurture in each of you an educated imagination. One of the capacities of the educated imagination is what the great American writer Wendell Berry calls ‘the power by which we sympathize. By its means we may see what it was to be Odysseus or Penelope, or David or Ruth, or what it is to be one’s neighbor or one’s enemy. By it we may “see ourselves as others see us.” It is also the power by which we see the place, the predicament or the story we are in.’” Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President of Eckerd College Remarks delivered at the 2013 Ceremony of Lights

Through speaker presentations and campus initiatives, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series, The Human Experience: An Odyssey, will reflect ideas and concepts that inspire minds to move beyond illusive walls and barriers, compel an openness to new ways of looking at the world, and ignite an intellectual journey that transitions to a lifelong quest and adventure. This year’s series is inspired by Human Experience, a two-course sequence and the cornerstone of the freshman academic program at Eckerd College. In addition to Eckerd’s focus on the human experience, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series shines a spotlight on the arts at Eckerd College and the Sixteenth Annual Environmental Film Festival, Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature. Eckerd College is pleased to offer lectures, films and presentations as a service to the community. Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you this spring! Event Information All events at Eckerd College are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For event information, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 727-864-7979 or events@eckerd.edu, or visit www.eckerd.edu/events. Share your event experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege. For more information about Eckerd’s Human Experience two-course core sequence, visit www.eckerd.edu/humanexperience.

Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Everglades National Park: People, Pythons and Billions for Restoration Tuesday, February 25 7:00 pm, Fox Hall Dan Kimball

Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Dan Kimball is responsible for managing Everglades National Park, a revered and fragile 1.5 million–acre system that faces significant and complicated challenges. A part of the National Park Service for more than 25 years, he will talk about strategies to successfully complete the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the United States. Sponsored by the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC)

“The Independent Traveler” with Jim Loring

Political Pranks and Social Activism

Thursday, February 27 7:00 pm, Fox Hall

Thursday, March 13 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Jim Loring

Kembrew McLeod

Photojournalist, Educator and Activist With more than 25 years of photographic experience in 65 countries, Jim Loring shoots photographs that have been described as “sensitive without being sentimental” as he seeks to tell the human story. His themes include concern for the environment, healthcare, food programs, water projects, work, education, reconciliation, and the challenge of war and conflict. “The Independent Traveler,” Loring’s big-screen photography presentation and exhibit, spans the globe and reveals his deep passion for the struggles of those living on the edge of survival. Sponsored by the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)

Professor of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa Over the past few decades, pranking has developed into a legible style of political protest that has been popularized by new-model activists such as the Yes Men, Billionaires for Bush and an army of lesser-known troublemakers. Dr. Kembrew (an occasional prankster and activist himself), author of two books and a prominent scholar in the field of media studies, will give a multimedia lecture on the emergence of pranking as a form of activism. Sponsored by the College Program Series, the Communication Discipline, and the Creative Arts and Letters Collegia

“Because of Science, I Have to Be an Atheist” and Other Fallacies of Our Age Tuesday, April 1 7:30 pm, Fox Hall Philip Clayton

Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology Some conclude, “I believe in science, therefore I must be an atheist.” Professor Philip Clayton will lead an interactive conversation about this false dichotomy, exploring science and the spiritual journey. The author of numerous books and articles on science, philosophy and religion, Professor Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith and the most significant issues facing our pluralistic society. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Modern Day Slavery in Florida’s Fields?

That One Big Thing Thursday, February 20 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Benjamin Jealous

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, NAACP

Apopka Farmworkers

In observance of Black History Month, Eckerd College will host Benjamin Jealous, former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who will lay out the simple steps that can accelerate anyone toward achieving feats of great social transformation and service. Under his leadership, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, experienced its first multiyear membership growth in 20 years, and became the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country.

Former farmworkers will discuss the realities of their industry in the United States. This panel will focus on the impacts of pesticide use on the health of farmworkers and on the environment, particularly Lake Apopka. Former farm laborers will share their personal experiences, and farmworker advocates will elaborate on how pesticide exposure, immigration status, low wages, systemic injustices and workplace conditions are affecting the men, women and children who are responsible for feeding us every day. Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior to leading the NAACP, Mr. Jealous spent 15 years serving as a journalist and community organizer, and he has been named to the “40 Under 40” lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford Universities. Sponsored by the Afro-American Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

the arts at eckerd college SPRING 2014 Part of the Presidential Events Series

Below are many of the spring arts events at Eckerd College. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For the latest information and a complete list of events, visit www.eckerd.edu/events.

ART John Eckert and His Students

Works by John Eckert ’69 (1947–1987) and Current Works by 13 Alumni Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Prints and Architecture Jan. 26–March 21, Cobb Gallery

In Your Face

Portraits by Bruce Jackson, Pamela Callender ’07 and Lori Loveberry George ’08 Feb. 3–14, Elliott Gallery Special Presentation: Bruce Jackson Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm, Miller Auditorium (Reception in Elliott Gallery will follow the Miller Auditorium presentation.)

Exhibit of Works Published in the 2014 Eckerd Review May 5–9, Cobb Gallery Reading and Reception: Mon., May 5, 5:30 pm

Epigraph

Readings by Senior Creative Writing Students Thurs., May 8, 6 pm, Lewis House

film International Cinema Series

Residential Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Feb. 16–May 2, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception times will vary. Gallery Talks: Each Wednesday at 3:15 pm

Select Fridays, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world, including independent and artistic American films. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/internationalcinema for the complete list of films and dates.

Freshman Artist Workshop: The Exhibition

MUSIC Eckerd Community Band Concert

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 6–11, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 6, 3–5 pm

The Sophomore Show

April 13–18, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 13, 3–5 pm Gallery Talk: Wed., April 16, 3:15 pm

Mon., May 5, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Eckerd Chamber Orchestra Concert

Thurs., May 8, 7:30 pm, Roberts Music Center 104

THEATRE The Tempest

PEL Visual Arts Thesis Exhibitions

A Comedy by William Shakespeare April 9–12, 16–17, 8 pm; April 13, 2 pm Bininger Theater Presented by Eckerd College Theatre $10, public; $5, Eckerd community; $1, Eckerd students with ID. Pay at the door, no reservations.

Elliott Gallery and Cobb Gallery Hours Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Events, dates and times are subject to change. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/events for the latest information. And share your art experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege.

Museum Lab Exhibition

Curated by Marshall Rousseau’s Museum Lab Class April 13–May 2, Cobb Gallery Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA May 4–9, Elliott Gallery May 11–16, Cobb Gallery Opening Receptions: TBA

Cover image by Joy Brown ’72: dancing ladies, wood fired ceramic. Above image: Miranda is one of the principal characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

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F E A T U R E D E v ent The Future of Cuba: Three Immigrants’ Perspectives

the human experience: an odyssey Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

www.eckerd.edu/pes

Wednesday, February 12 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium Carlos J. Cano

Associate Professor of Hispanic Culture, Film and Literature, University of South Florida

Patsy Feliciano

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Florida

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Writer and Blogger

This panel of native Cubans will address the past, present and future of the country, and the motivations for their moves to the United States. In addition, they will share their perceptions of Cuba today and their perspectives on the island’s future once the Castro dictatorship ends when current Cuban President Raúl Castro steps down in 2018. “Both inside and outside the classroom, Eckerd College seeks to engender and nurture in each of you an educated imagination. One of the capacities of the educated imagination is what the great American writer Wendell Berry calls ‘the power by which we sympathize. By its means we may see what it was to be Odysseus or Penelope, or David or Ruth, or what it is to be one’s neighbor or one’s enemy. By it we may “see ourselves as others see us.” It is also the power by which we see the place, the predicament or the story we are in.’” Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President of Eckerd College Remarks delivered at the 2013 Ceremony of Lights

Through speaker presentations and campus initiatives, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series, The Human Experience: An Odyssey, will reflect ideas and concepts that inspire minds to move beyond illusive walls and barriers, compel an openness to new ways of looking at the world, and ignite an intellectual journey that transitions to a lifelong quest and adventure. This year’s series is inspired by Human Experience, a two-course sequence and the cornerstone of the freshman academic program at Eckerd College. In addition to Eckerd’s focus on the human experience, the 2013–2014 Presidential Events Series shines a spotlight on the arts at Eckerd College and the Sixteenth Annual Environmental Film Festival, Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature. Eckerd College is pleased to offer lectures, films and presentations as a service to the community. Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you this spring! Event Information All events at Eckerd College are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For event information, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at 727-864-7979 or events@eckerd.edu, or visit www.eckerd.edu/events. Share your event experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege. For more information about Eckerd’s Human Experience two-course core sequence, visit www.eckerd.edu/humanexperience.

Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Everglades National Park: People, Pythons and Billions for Restoration Tuesday, February 25 7:00 pm, Fox Hall Dan Kimball

Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Dan Kimball is responsible for managing Everglades National Park, a revered and fragile 1.5 million–acre system that faces significant and complicated challenges. A part of the National Park Service for more than 25 years, he will talk about strategies to successfully complete the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the United States. Sponsored by the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC)

“The Independent Traveler” with Jim Loring

Political Pranks and Social Activism

Thursday, February 27 7:00 pm, Fox Hall

Thursday, March 13 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Jim Loring

Kembrew McLeod

Photojournalist, Educator and Activist With more than 25 years of photographic experience in 65 countries, Jim Loring shoots photographs that have been described as “sensitive without being sentimental” as he seeks to tell the human story. His themes include concern for the environment, healthcare, food programs, water projects, work, education, reconciliation, and the challenge of war and conflict. “The Independent Traveler,” Loring’s big-screen photography presentation and exhibit, spans the globe and reveals his deep passion for the struggles of those living on the edge of survival. Sponsored by the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)

Professor of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa Over the past few decades, pranking has developed into a legible style of political protest that has been popularized by new-model activists such as the Yes Men, Billionaires for Bush and an army of lesser-known troublemakers. Dr. Kembrew (an occasional prankster and activist himself), author of two books and a prominent scholar in the field of media studies, will give a multimedia lecture on the emergence of pranking as a form of activism. Sponsored by the College Program Series, the Communication Discipline, and the Creative Arts and Letters Collegia

“Because of Science, I Have to Be an Atheist” and Other Fallacies of Our Age Tuesday, April 1 7:30 pm, Fox Hall Philip Clayton

Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology Some conclude, “I believe in science, therefore I must be an atheist.” Professor Philip Clayton will lead an interactive conversation about this false dichotomy, exploring science and the spiritual journey. The author of numerous books and articles on science, philosophy and religion, Professor Clayton seeks the intersections of ethics, faith and the most significant issues facing our pluralistic society. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life

Modern Day Slavery in Florida’s Fields?

That One Big Thing Thursday, February 20 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 pm Miller Auditorium

Benjamin Jealous

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, NAACP

Apopka Farmworkers

In observance of Black History Month, Eckerd College will host Benjamin Jealous, former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who will lay out the simple steps that can accelerate anyone toward achieving feats of great social transformation and service. Under his leadership, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, experienced its first multiyear membership growth in 20 years, and became the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country.

Former farmworkers will discuss the realities of their industry in the United States. This panel will focus on the impacts of pesticide use on the health of farmworkers and on the environment, particularly Lake Apopka. Former farm laborers will share their personal experiences, and farmworker advocates will elaborate on how pesticide exposure, immigration status, low wages, systemic injustices and workplace conditions are affecting the men, women and children who are responsible for feeding us every day. Sponsored by Eckerd College chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior to leading the NAACP, Mr. Jealous spent 15 years serving as a journalist and community organizer, and he has been named to the “40 Under 40” lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford Universities. Sponsored by the Afro-American Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

the arts at eckerd college SPRING 2014 Part of the Presidential Events Series

Below are many of the spring arts events at Eckerd College. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For the latest information and a complete list of events, visit www.eckerd.edu/events.

ART John Eckert and His Students

Works by John Eckert ’69 (1947–1987) and Current Works by 13 Alumni Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Prints and Architecture Jan. 26–March 21, Cobb Gallery

In Your Face

Portraits by Bruce Jackson, Pamela Callender ’07 and Lori Loveberry George ’08 Feb. 3–14, Elliott Gallery Special Presentation: Bruce Jackson Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm, Miller Auditorium (Reception in Elliott Gallery will follow the Miller Auditorium presentation.)

Exhibit of Works Published in the 2014 Eckerd Review May 5–9, Cobb Gallery Reading and Reception: Mon., May 5, 5:30 pm

Epigraph

Readings by Senior Creative Writing Students Thurs., May 8, 6 pm, Lewis House

film International Cinema Series

Residential Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Feb. 16–May 2, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception times will vary. Gallery Talks: Each Wednesday at 3:15 pm

Select Fridays, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world, including independent and artistic American films. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/internationalcinema for the complete list of films and dates.

Freshman Artist Workshop: The Exhibition

MUSIC Eckerd Community Band Concert

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 6–11, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 6, 3–5 pm

The Sophomore Show

April 13–18, Elliott Gallery Opening Reception: Sun., April 13, 3–5 pm Gallery Talk: Wed., April 16, 3:15 pm

Mon., May 5, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall

Eckerd Chamber Orchestra Concert

Thurs., May 8, 7:30 pm, Roberts Music Center 104

THEATRE The Tempest

PEL Visual Arts Thesis Exhibitions

A Comedy by William Shakespeare April 9–12, 16–17, 8 pm; April 13, 2 pm Bininger Theater Presented by Eckerd College Theatre $10, public; $5, Eckerd community; $1, Eckerd students with ID. Pay at the door, no reservations.

Elliott Gallery and Cobb Gallery Hours Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Events, dates and times are subject to change. Please visit www.eckerd.edu/events for the latest information. And share your art experience at www.facebook.com/eckerdcollege.

Museum Lab Exhibition

Curated by Marshall Rousseau’s Museum Lab Class April 13–May 2, Cobb Gallery Reception and Gallery Talk: TBA May 4–9, Elliott Gallery May 11–16, Cobb Gallery Opening Receptions: TBA

Cover image by Joy Brown ’72: dancing ladies, wood fired ceramic. Above image: Miranda is one of the principal characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

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eckerd college I Miller Auditorium I free admission*

*no tickets required All showings are at 7 pm except Sunday, February 16, which is at 2 pm.

St Petersburg FL

Saturday, February 15, 7 pm Tourism and Nature: Gringo Trails

US Postage Paid

Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature

sixteenth annual Environmental Film Festival Feb. 14–22, 2014

An official submission of Australia to the Oscars 2014 Best Foreign Language Film category, this film addresses man-made changes to the environment and shows how they prove devastating for a traditional agrarian Laotian family. The film will be presented by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy at Eckerd College, director of international cinema and co-director of the Environmental Film Festival.

Permit # 5196

Director Kim Mordaunt (Australia, Lao, 96 min., 2013)

NonProfit Org

Friday, February 14, 7 pm Changing Lives in a Changing Environment: The Rocket

the human experience: an odyssey AND The Arts at Eckerd College Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

Director Pegi Vail (USA, English, 80 min., 2013) Director Pegi Vail, an anthropologist and associate director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, examines the impact of ecotourism, especially on places whose initial appeal was their pristine and untouched character. The film will be presented by Vail and Melvin Estrella, director of photography/producer, who has worked in numerous capacities within the independent film arena as well as within commercial, television and nonprofit production.

Sunday, February 16, 2 pm The Age of Exploration: Grass and The Great White Silence Directors Grass, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack (USA, English titles, 71 min., 1925) Director The Great White Silence, Herbert G. Ponting (UK, English, 108 min., 1924)

One of the most remarkable documentaries of all time, Grass details the yearly migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia (now Iran). The Great White Silence follows the journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who set out from England on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition in July 1910. The films will be presented by Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, of Milestone Film, with Catherine Griggs, associate professor of American studies at Eckerd College.

Monday, February 17, 7 pm Living in Florida: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Director Elam Stoltzfus (USA, English, 60 min., 2013)

In 2012 a biologist, a conservationist, a photographer (presenter Carlton Ward Jr.) and a documentarian set off to explore by water and by land the remaining wild spaces of Florida. The film will be presented by Ward, an environmental photojournalist from Clearwater, Florida. His work has been featured in Smithsonian magazine, National Wildlife, National Geographic, Africa Geographic and Outdoor Photographer.

Tuesday, February 18, 7 pm Urban Issues: Lost Rivers

Director Carol Bâcle (Canada; French, English, Italian and Korean; 72 min.; 2012)

The film follows subterranean explorers, equipped with headlamps and fishermen’s boots, on sometimes illegal excursions underground to explore ancient waterways thought to have disappeared. Ann-Marie Mitroff, Groundwork Hudson Valley’s director of River Programs, will present the film.

Wednesday, February 19, 7 pm The Coast: Shored Up

s p o n so r e d by:

Director Daniel Dencik (Denmark, English and Danish, 90 min., 2013) An expedition of Danish scientists, artists and explorers travels in an old-fashioned vessel to investigate uncharted fjords in Greenland that are only recently becoming accessible due to climate change. The film will be presented by James Deutsch, program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and adjunct professor of American studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 22, 7 pm The End of Real Food?: GMO OMG

Director Jeremy Seifert (USA, English, 90 min., 2013)

A father of young children worried about the impact of genetically modified foods on his children, director Jeremy Seifert sets out to figure out what “GMO” even means, whether he should be worried, and what, if anything, anybody can do about it. Known for Dive! (2010), Seifert will present the film.

800-456-9009

The Environmental Film Festival is organized by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy, and Catherine Griggs, program coordinator and associate professor of American studies. Major support is provided by the Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation.

Friday, February 21, 7 pm More Journeys of Exploration: Expedition to the End of the World

www.eckerd.edu

For 16 years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment. Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in a lively dialogue about the environmental perspectives contained in the documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. Complete details about each film can be found on the Festival homepage, www.eckerd.edu/eff/14.

Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine (USA, English, 120 min., 2014) Darwin meets Hitchcock in this incredible documentary about idealists who wanted to escape from civilization to an uninhabited Galapagos Island, only to find that the struggle for love and freedom can be as ruthless as Darwin describes the struggle for survival. The film will be presented by John Woram, author of Here Be Giants and Charles Darwin Slept Here.

4200 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

The ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition of 1910, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the Terra Nova to claim discovery of the South Pole.

Thursday, February 20, 7 pm The Island Effect: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

To read more about Eckerd’s sustainable practices, visit www.eckerd.edu/green.

A provocative documentary about the impact of erosion on coastal communities and about the relationship to nature of communities everywhere, the film will be presented by director Ben Kalina, whose film and video projects focus on the intersection of science, culture and the environment.

This brochure was printed on Endurance Silk sheets manufactured by International Paper with FSC Chain of Custody Certification.

Director Ben Kalina (USA, English, 84 min., 2013)


eckerd college I Miller Auditorium I free admission*

*no tickets required All showings are at 7 pm except Sunday, February 16, which is at 2 pm.

St Petersburg FL

Saturday, February 15, 7 pm Tourism and Nature: Gringo Trails

US Postage Paid

Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature

sixteenth annual Environmental Film Festival Feb. 14–22, 2014

An official submission of Australia to the Oscars 2014 Best Foreign Language Film category, this film addresses man-made changes to the environment and shows how they prove devastating for a traditional agrarian Laotian family. The film will be presented by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy at Eckerd College, director of international cinema and co-director of the Environmental Film Festival.

Permit # 5196

Director Kim Mordaunt (Australia, Lao, 96 min., 2013)

NonProfit Org

Friday, February 14, 7 pm Changing Lives in a Changing Environment: The Rocket

the human experience: an odyssey AND The Arts at Eckerd College Presidential Events Series SPRING 2014

Director Pegi Vail (USA, English, 80 min., 2013) Director Pegi Vail, an anthropologist and associate director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, examines the impact of ecotourism, especially on places whose initial appeal was their pristine and untouched character. The film will be presented by Vail and Melvin Estrella, director of photography/producer, who has worked in numerous capacities within the independent film arena as well as within commercial, television and nonprofit production.

Sunday, February 16, 2 pm The Age of Exploration: Grass and The Great White Silence Directors Grass, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack (USA, English titles, 71 min., 1925) Director The Great White Silence, Herbert G. Ponting (UK, English, 108 min., 1924)

One of the most remarkable documentaries of all time, Grass details the yearly migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia (now Iran). The Great White Silence follows the journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who set out from England on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition in July 1910. The films will be presented by Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, of Milestone Film, with Catherine Griggs, associate professor of American studies at Eckerd College.

Monday, February 17, 7 pm Living in Florida: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Director Elam Stoltzfus (USA, English, 60 min., 2013)

In 2012 a biologist, a conservationist, a photographer (presenter Carlton Ward Jr.) and a documentarian set off to explore by water and by land the remaining wild spaces of Florida. The film will be presented by Ward, an environmental photojournalist from Clearwater, Florida. His work has been featured in Smithsonian magazine, National Wildlife, National Geographic, Africa Geographic and Outdoor Photographer.

Tuesday, February 18, 7 pm Urban Issues: Lost Rivers

Director Carol Bâcle (Canada; French, English, Italian and Korean; 72 min.; 2012)

The film follows subterranean explorers, equipped with headlamps and fishermen’s boots, on sometimes illegal excursions underground to explore ancient waterways thought to have disappeared. Ann-Marie Mitroff, Groundwork Hudson Valley’s director of River Programs, will present the film.

Wednesday, February 19, 7 pm The Coast: Shored Up

s p o n so r e d by:

Director Daniel Dencik (Denmark, English and Danish, 90 min., 2013) An expedition of Danish scientists, artists and explorers travels in an old-fashioned vessel to investigate uncharted fjords in Greenland that are only recently becoming accessible due to climate change. The film will be presented by James Deutsch, program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and adjunct professor of American studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 22, 7 pm The End of Real Food?: GMO OMG

Director Jeremy Seifert (USA, English, 90 min., 2013)

A father of young children worried about the impact of genetically modified foods on his children, director Jeremy Seifert sets out to figure out what “GMO” even means, whether he should be worried, and what, if anything, anybody can do about it. Known for Dive! (2010), Seifert will present the film.

800-456-9009

The Environmental Film Festival is organized by Nathan Andersen, associate professor of philosophy, and Catherine Griggs, program coordinator and associate professor of American studies. Major support is provided by the Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation.

Friday, February 21, 7 pm More Journeys of Exploration: Expedition to the End of the World

www.eckerd.edu

For 16 years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment. Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in a lively dialogue about the environmental perspectives contained in the documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. Complete details about each film can be found on the Festival homepage, www.eckerd.edu/eff/14.

Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine (USA, English, 120 min., 2014) Darwin meets Hitchcock in this incredible documentary about idealists who wanted to escape from civilization to an uninhabited Galapagos Island, only to find that the struggle for love and freedom can be as ruthless as Darwin describes the struggle for survival. The film will be presented by John Woram, author of Here Be Giants and Charles Darwin Slept Here.

4200 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

The ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition of 1910, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the Terra Nova to claim discovery of the South Pole.

Thursday, February 20, 7 pm The Island Effect: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

To read more about Eckerd’s sustainable practices, visit www.eckerd.edu/green.

A provocative documentary about the impact of erosion on coastal communities and about the relationship to nature of communities everywhere, the film will be presented by director Ben Kalina, whose film and video projects focus on the intersection of science, culture and the environment.

This brochure was printed on Endurance Silk sheets manufactured by International Paper with FSC Chain of Custody Certification.

Director Ben Kalina (USA, English, 84 min., 2013)


Presidential Event Series - Spring 2014