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Free Film Screening: Manufactured Landscapes

Nick Brown

  • Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Please join us for a free film screening of Manufactured Landscapes, a documentary that follows the work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes” — quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams — Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris.

The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of China's massive industrial revolution. The filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

View film trailer here.

Nick Brown, Director of ASU’s University Sustainability Practices, will host a post film discussion and speak about the innovative ways that ASU is reducing waste.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their eWaste to this event. Any electronic item that has a chord or takes batteries can be recycled. Please do not bring any university assets that need to be recycled through ASU Surplus Properties(these will have ASU Property tags). Potential items include: cell phones, mice, keyboards, monitors, old computers, alarm clocks, chargers, and any media such as cds, disks, flashdrives, and film.

Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage. Bring your ticket and the theater will validate.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Showtime at 7:00 p.m.