CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico to Host Film Screening and Discussion on War’s Impact on the Environment

Date: 03-05-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Robert Jones, coordinator
Center for Applied and Professional Ethics

Several groups, including the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) at California State University, Chico, are bringing the documentary “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War” to Chico on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in PAC 134.

Filmmakers Alice and Lincoln Day will screen and discuss “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives,” which looks at the damage war does to the environment and how this damage is routinely underestimated, underreported and ignored.

“’Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives’ is a powerful documentary of war’s destructive effects on the environment,” said Robert Jones, coordinator of CAPE. “Throughout the film, we witness the environmental devastation wreaked by bombs, chemicals, munitions, unexploded cluster bombs, radioactive wastes, fuel spills and oil fires. The film is extensively researched and includes interviews with scientists, military veterans and eyewitnesses.”

Join CAPE, the Committee on Arts and Lectures and the Institute for Sustainable Development for this special screening that is free and open to the public.

After the film, the filmmakers will engage the audience in an important dialogue, discussing the war in Iraq, sustainability and the environmental impact of modern warfare.

Alice T. Day and Lincoln H. Day met at Columbia University as graduate students in sociology. Their earliest joint project was a book (“Too Many Americans,” 1964) about how continued population increase can adversely affect the quality of life, not only in less developed countries but also in more developed countries. The Days have traveled extensively in the United States, Australia, Europe and Turkey, and less extensively in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

For more information, contact CAPE coordinator Robert Jones at 898-4506. Information about the film is also available online at http://www.scarredlandsfilm.org/page.asp?content_id=13691