Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SXU screens environmental documentary “Bullsh*t” on March 4

Environmental film series continues

Chicago (Feb. 27, 2008) A screening of the 2005 environmental documentary "Bullsh*t" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Saint Xavier University’s McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, is the fifth film in the 2007-2008 SXU Film and the Environment Series. McGuire Hall is located in the Warde Academic Center.

Directed by Pea Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian, the film follows environmental activist and nuclear physicist Vandana Shiva for a two-year period from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas to institutions of power around the world. The film explores globalization, patenting, genetic engineering, bio-piracy and suicide.

Shiva battles biotech giant Monsanto when it tries to patent an ancient Indian strain of wheat. She tries to close down a Coca-Cola plant in a conflict involving groundwater pollution.

Film series director Alison Fraunhar, Ph.D, said the film was selected for its emphasis on the environment, as well as to coincide with Women’s History Month.

“It is a film made by women filmmakers about a female environmental hero,” she said.

The film is one hour and 13 minutes and will be projected by DVD. The series is supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, Saint Xavier’s College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art and Design. For more information, please contact Fraunhar at or (773) 298-3083.

Contact: Rick Ducat
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