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THE RIGHTS OF NATURE Film screening, with filmmaker and English professor Hal Crimmel

  • Dates: April 22, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Hal Crimmel discusses "The Rights of Nature"

    Discussion — 4:15 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    Film screening/Q&A with Hal Crimmel — 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus (United States, 2018, 52 minutes, color) Directed by Isaac Goeckeritz, María Valeria Berro and Hal Crimmel.

    Is Nature entitled to legal rights?  On journeys to Ecuador, New Zealand and California, this new film documents a rising, worldwide movement among scientists, philosophers and activists to establish the idea of inalienable and enforceable rights for Nature.  Hal Crimmel, co-director, co-producer and screenwriter, earned his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in English at the University at Albany.  A former graduate intern at the NYS Writers Institute, he serves currently as Chair of the English Department at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.  A specialist in the intersections of literature and environmental issues, Crimmel co-edited the book, Conversations with W. S. Merwin (2015), a collection of interviews with the former US Poet Laureate and environmental conservationist.

    Cosponsored by the UAlbany Office of Sustainability and the English Department.