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Earth Week Speaker: Ian Cheney
Add to Calendar6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ian Cheney, filmmaker (King Corn, et. al) and co-founder of FoodCorps will deliver DePauw's Earth Week keynote.
Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker currently based in Maine. He grew up in New England and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University. After graduate school, Ian co-created, co-produced and starred in the feature documentary KING CORN, which was released theatrically in 60 cities and awarded a George Foster Peabody Award. Ian subsequently directed the feature documentary THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE, which aired on The Sundance Channel and was featured in The New Yorker; TRUCK FARM, the story of urban agriculture in New York City, which aired on PBS; THE CITY DARK, a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night, released theatrically and on PBS’ POV; THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, a feature documentary about American Chinese food now available on Netflix; and BLUESPACE, which explores the terraforming of Mars and the waterways of New York City. His most recent film, THE SMOG OF THE SEA, is a collaboration with musician Jack Johnson. He is a co-founder of FoodCorps, a nationwide public service organization. In 2011 he and longtime collaborator Curt Ellis were awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for their work in sustainability. In 2014-2015, Ian was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. A visiting professor at the Università degli Studi di Science Gastronomic and a lecturer at Yale College, Ian travels frequently to show his films, lead workshops, and give talks about the human relationship to the natural world.
Sponsored by the Environmental Fellows Program, Blair A. & Teresa O. Rieth Lecture Fund, Prindle Institute for Ethics, and DePauw Environmental Club. This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Peeler Art Center Aud
Organization: Environmental Fellows
Organizer: Hecko, Amber Marie