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Join the Carolina Asia Center and the UNC Department of Communication for a screening of the feature-length documentary Pushed Up the Mountain, directed by UNC’s own Prof. Julia Haslett.

Pushed Up the Mountain (Julia Haslett, 2020)
FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill | 5:45 p.m.
Free, no tickets required.

Doors open at 5:30pm, with the screening starting at 5:45pm. At 7pm, there will be a Q&A with Prof. Julia Haslett.


Pushed Up the Mountain is a poetic and personal film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world. Beginning in the Scottish Highlands, the film travels between conservationists in Scotland and China who devote their lives to the rhododendron’s survival. Patiently observed footage of conservationists at work combines with centuries-old landscape paintings and the filmmaker’s speculative voice to create a thought-provoking film about human efforts to protect nature for and from ourselves.

Doors open at 5:30pm, with the screening starting at 5:45pm. At 7pm, we will have a Q&A with Prof. Julia Haslett.

More info: https://carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/event/pushed-up-the-mountain/ 


No tickets are required for this event.


Do Something: Responding to Climate Change
Ackland Film Forum | Spring 2023

We are living in the age of the Anthropocene, a geological epoch shaped by human activity. And yet, we, as individuals, and as a society, have difficulty addressing the climate change that we helped create. In this series, we’ll consider films in which humans respond to climate change. We’ll see people who escape floodwaters, fight off mining companies, care for plants, launch protests, and simply take a walk in the woods. Instead of proposing a single way to address climate change, these films will offer us ways to contemplate the relationship between ourselves, the world we live in, and the world we want it to be.

Presented in connection with Ghost of a Dream: Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution) on view at the Ackland Art Museum through May 28, 2023.

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