Loyola University Maryland

Environmental Film Series

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The Baltimore Environmental Film Series at Loyola University Maryland was inspired by the great environmentally themed film festivals in the mid-Atlantic including Environmental Film Fest in the Nation’s Capital and The Environmental Film Fest at Yale. As a Jesuit Catholic Institution environmental sustainability is important to the mission and values of Loyola University Maryland.  This film series merges the art of film with education and advocacy for those affected by the major environmental issues of the time.  The film series is one of many events publicizing the interdisciplinary minor in Environmental Studies. The series is supported by many programs and offices across campus and supported by funding from the Loyola College Dean's Office & other sources as noted on the events.

The film events are open to the public and free unless otherwise stated.  The majority of the events consist of a feature followed by a discussion of the film with the audience. For events on Loyola's campus free parking on campus in the Butler/Hammerman Lot after 4 PM. Street parking is also available along Coldspring Lane after 6 PM.  For events in the Loyola Notre Dame Library, parking is available at the library located at 200 Winston Avenue.

The Environmental Film Series is sponsored by Environmental Studies and the Dean of Loyola College.


Fall 2023 Film Series  

Flint: Who Can You Trust? (Baxter, 2020)  

September 27, 5:30 PM at the Loyola Notre Dame Library Auditorium 

Free and open to the public, but registration required.  Register at: https://cglink.me/2hL/r2134426

Filmed over 5 years and long after the story was front page news, “Flint: Who Can You Trust?” is full of new twists and turns. Journalist/filmmaker Anthony Baxter goes beyond the headlines in Flint, Michigan, where a government poisoned its own citizens’ water supply, to show the complete breakdown of authority, public trust and faith in the truth itself. “Flint” is a powerful investigation of the breathtaking scope of toxic pseudo-science, celebrity activism, and official negligence. The film reveals the devastating impact on poor people and people of color, which make up the majority of the residents in Flint, as they continue to seek justice and clean water. Featuring Marc Ruffalo and narrated by Alec Baldwin. 

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Upstream, Downriver (Moss, 2023)

November date & time TBA - Loyola Notre Dame Library Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Ticket link coming soon.

Upstream, Downriver is a documentary film about community activists on the front lines fighting for water justice and equity. Their powerful stories are interwoven with historical context about the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act. The Act’s landmark regulations significantly reduced water pollution in America but did not serve many disadvantaged communities. Today, 2.2 million people in the U.S. still live without sewage infrastructure. From Lowndes County,Alabama to the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho, this documentary takes viewers on a journey of environmental justice and the battle for clean water for everyone.


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