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5/21/10

Manufactured Landscapes Documentary Screening (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

Greetings South Bay Transitioners. We're very excited to be be hosting a viewing and discussion of Manufactured Landscapes, an excellent documentary about the people and infrastructure behind all the shiny manufactured products we find in the stores.

We'll have an update on the Adams Middle School garden and other upcoming Transition activities for the summer. Come out and let's work on local resilience!

When:
Sunday, May 30th, 2010, 6-8pm

Where:
1716 9th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Space is limited- Please RSVP to transitionsouthbayla@gmail.com or call 310.848.3683

*Light refreshments will be served. Goodwill donations accepted to cover costs



From the director of Act of God and Let it Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

Manufactured Landscapes is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste. In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening hits as An Inconvenient Truth and Rivers and Tides, Manufactured Landscapes powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions.

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