“A Thousand Suns” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Nov 12, 2014
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Foster Auditorium

Filmed in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, "A Thousand Suns" tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley, an isolated area that has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. Despite being one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa, its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years.

The panel discussion that follows will include: Khanjan Mehta, director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship and Engineering Program at Penn State; Chanda Burrage, PhD candidate researching East African/Middle East relations and livelihoods in the cross-border cattle value chain on the Horn of Africa; and Audrey Maretzki co-director of the Inter-institutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge and food science professor specializing in sustainable food systems and international development. 

The objective of this event is to stimulate thought and thoughtful dialogue about sustainability and cultural preservation in the face of globalization, and to explore differences in how different cultures relate to nature. This event is free and open to everyone.

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