Earth Day speaker Shalini Kantayya presents film

shalini-kantayyaThe Environmental Studies Program, in collaboration with EON and Feet to the Fire is sponsoring the Earth Day keynote speaker, filmmaker and environmental activist Shalini Kantayya, who will speak and present her film, A Drop of Life.

Set in the near future, A Drop of Life is the story of two women, a village teacher in rural India and an African American corporate executive, whose disparate lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water.

Her production company, 7th Empire, is committed to using media to give a powerful voice to the unheard. Her film, A Drop of Life, a futuristic sci-fi flick about the mounting global water crisis, has been used by the African Water Network as an organizing tool in more than 40 villages across Africa.

Check her out in the Wesleyan Connection, and get more information on Kantayya, her company and films.

Date: Wednesday April 15
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: CFA Cinema
A reception will follow!

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