For 4 consecutive Wednesdays this Fall, the Center for Global and International Studies has partnered with academic departments at KU and the Spencer Museum of Art to present films that shed light on global responses to environmental issues. Guest speakers and panel discussions accompany the screenings.
Manufactured Landscapes, 10.10.2012
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky posits that manmade landscapes define us. He sees a certain physical beauty in the order and symmetry of some of these landscapes, despite troubling reasons for their existence and the subsequent degradation they pose to the environment. Cameras follow Burtynsky as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China.
This installment of the Environmental Film Festival is presented by the Center for East Asian Studies.