Black and white photograph of a young girl on the ocean shore with waves crashing.

Judith Helfand Film Showing

September 27, 7:00 pm

Blue Vinyl with selections from the Peabody award-winning prequel A Healthy Baby Girl

With humor, chutzpah, and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director and award-winning cinematographer Daniel Gold set out in search of the truth about polyvinyl chloride (PVC), America’s most popular plastic.

Sundance Cinemas Madison, Hilldale Mall, 430 N. Midvale Blvd, 608-316-6900

Free and open to the public

Sarita Siegel Film Showing

October 11, 7:00 pm

The Disenchanted Forest, with The Beloved

Sarita Siegel takes audiences deep into the Bornean rainforest to follow the rehabilitation of ex-captive orangutans and contemplate the fluid boundaries between domestic and wild, human and animal, and nature and culture.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State Street, 608-257-0158

Free and open to the public

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Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival

Madison, WI — November 2-4, 2007

A journey across the globe into how stories told through film shape our understanding of nature and inspire action on behalf of environmental justice and the diversity of life.

Friday, NovEMBER 2, 7:45 PM

Everything’s Cool, Directed by Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand

Orpheum Theater, 216 State Street

5:30-6:30 Reception
6:30-7:45 Bill McKibben, The Nature of Hope, Humanities without Boundaries Lecture
9:30 Q&A with McKibben, Helfand, and Gold


Fire, Burn, Babylon, A work-in-progress by Sarita Siegel

UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue

9:00 Reception, with the Handphibians at the Orpheum

Free, Donations Welcome

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