Series Highlights Environmental And Social Justice Films

Sep 13, 2018

The third season of the Green Lens Environmental and Social Justice Film Series kicks off this week at DeKalb's Egyptian Theatre. The Film Screenings will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by discussions on topics ranging from cleaning up oceans to the life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Northern Illinois University Media Studies Professor Laura Vazquez says these films are a call to action.

"I told my students, if you are making a social justice film and it doesn't change someone's life, then you have failed as filmmaker," Vazquez said.

Co-organizer Suzy Changnon says the films are carefully chosen.

"We are lucky in town here that we have the expertise on-campus to help us vet some of these movies to see if the science is accurate and how impactful it is and if it current," Changnon said.

The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by DeKalb Stands, The Egyptian Theatre, Northern Illinois University and Tapa La Luna Restaurant.

Film Schedule

Sept. 13  /A Plastic Ocean (2016)

Sept. 20 / From the Ashes (2017)

Sept. 27 / Company Town (2017)

Oct. 4 / Chasing Coral (2017)

Oct. 11 / RBG (2018)