// you’re reading...

Free Screening: SCARRED LANDS & WOUNDED LIVES: The Environmental Footprint of War + filmmakers

July 9, 2013 @ 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Join Global Exchange and Specialty Studios for a screening of

The Environmental Footprint of War

Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself.

Ecosystems around the world are in distress from forces of humanity’s own making: increasing population, unsustainable demands on natural resources, habitat and species loss, and climate change. One of the most destructive of human behaviors – war – is not commonly included as a contributor to the growing global environmental crisis.

Yet, in all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat, military operations pollute land, air, and water, destroy entire ecosystems, and drain limited natural resources.

Using archival material from the Civil War through more recent wars, along with expert testimony and eyewitness accounts, the film clearly presents the environmental and human cost of combat, and argues for public scrutiny of the ecological and human impact of war as essential to a more sustainable – and secure – world.

The filmmakers, Alice and Lincoln Day will host a post film panel discussion along with other Special Guests.

More information about the film: www.scarredlandsfilm.org