UCC German Department, Environmental Research Institute

Prof Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Dr Hanna Bingel-Jones

7th February (6-7.30 pm) and 21st February (6-8pm)

On Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88336118567

In these interactive webinars with UCC German Department and Friends of the Earth Ireland, we’ll explore shared film viewing, shared reading and open dialogue as practices that can help to build resilience, clarity and purpose in the face of ecological crisis. We look at how film-makers, poets and graphic artists reflect on environmental challenges in ways that create deeper and more complex ecological awareness. In the first of these two sessions (7 February), we'll show clips of work by award-winning Austrian film-maker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, looking at how his films Homo sapiens and Earth use visual language, silence and sound to create an absorbing, atmospheric reflection on how humans impact the planet. The second session (21 February) will showcase contemporary poetry and graphic art, exploring how language and images can open up new forms of ecological consciousness. Film-makers, poets and artists can confront us with stark visions of humanity’s destructive tendencies while also making space for the emotions and responses that arise from clear-sightedness. These sessions highlight shared viewing, reading and dialogue as effective tools that can help us to process ecological loss, enabling us to think forward together.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC