The Internet's Own Boy |
Reel to Reel Film Series
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal battle with the Federal government. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.
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Earth Island Presents... Country Joe McDonald |
Presented by Earth Island Institute
Friday, August 22
Join us for an evening of great music with Country Joe McDonald and special guest Bob Reid. Berkeley resident Joe McDonald was the co-founder of Country Joe & the Fish, and he’s a long-time advocate for Vietnam veterans, nurses, animals, and the environment. Get your EII benefit concert tickets today!
Trashed / Plastic Bag Film Screening |
Reel to Real Film Series
UK filmmaker Candida Brady's documentary Trashed looks at the growing global crisis of trash, highlighting how human health and the environment are threatened by the pollution from burning and discarding waste.
The evening will also feature a special screening of Ramni Bahrani's short film, Plastic Bag, featuring Werner Herzog.
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