RCE Greater Portland-2015

1. Project Title: 
“Planetary” movie release
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3. Project partner contact information : 
Hawthorne International Hostel
Host Organization
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Michele Machado
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Portland Hawthorne Hostel and Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) teamed up for an evening of free BBQ, beer tasting provided by Ecliptic Brewing, and an outdoor film screening on July 24, 2015. A post-film discussion was co-led by GPSEN Coordinator and PCC Sociology Professor, Kim Smith, and local Sustainability Advocate and Hostel Manager, Michele Machado.

Hostelling International (HI) USA and hundreds of local teams around the world partnered with World Merit, a UK-based NGO with a mission to inspire a world-wide community of millennial global leaders and activists, to host a simultaneous viewing of the new film, "Planetary." A film about interdependence, "Planetary" weaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with footage from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, along with interviews with astronauts, environmentalists, anthropologists and National Geographic explorers. "Planetary" is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective, asking us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world around us - to remember that: we are PLANETARY. Original Soundtrack by Human Suits.

6. Project status
This was a one-time event, with 35 attendees. Great movie and event.

View the Trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary/121840700
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