12 Films Featured in LMU’s Gottlieb Native Garden Green Earth Festival

Loyola Marymount University’s seventh annual Gottlieb Native Garden Green Earth Film Festival will move into a virtual space this year with a dozen environmental films for participants to screen starting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

The free festival was founded by environmental philanthropists Dan and Susan Gottlieb, in partnership with LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience and School of Film and Television. The event creates an opportunity for filmmakers of all skill levels to screen environmental films while raising awareness of environmental issues, including human-caused pollution across the globe to conflicts among people and wildlife.

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Twelve films will be available for screening starting on Nov. 16. The schedule is arranged in blocks of films, each with its own theme:

  • Political impact on our environment; solutions through the system
  • Our relationship to trash
  • Individuals’ call to action
  • Imprint on wildlife

This year’s virtual showcase of films will also feature curated environmental discussions led by CURes Executive Director Eric Strauss, and interviews with festival filmmakers by Gregory Ruzzin, SFTV associate professor of production.

The festival concludes with a pre-recorded interview with Jim Robbins, author of “The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us about Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future,” introduced by LMU alumnus Ken Dial.