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Join us for the second film in the 2021-22 Driving It Home film series, part of the Sustainability Institute’s Intersections film series. Penn State Anthropologist Kirk French’s Land and Water Revisited returns to footage taken in México’s Teotihuacán Valley 50 years ago by renowned archaeologist William T. Sanders. His footage provides an invaluable record of how people lived and farmed in the area and provides a baseline for returning today to see the changes in the land and the people. Along the way, French is able to share the original footage with local residents who never got to see it, atoning for academia’s all-too-frequent practice of using people as subjects rather than sharing with them as co-collaborators on projects.

Following the film we will have a post-film panel discussion facilitated by the College of Liberal Arts Green Steering Committee.  The screening and discussion are free and open to all online, pre-registration is required.