Global Citizenship

Green Screen Series


Green Screen Series


Join us for an informative and entertaining series of FREE film screenings and talks hosted by SMC Adjunct Professor Sheila Laffey, Ph.D., Film Studies. Sponsored by SMC Global Citizenship.

These films will be presented on Zoom:

The River and the Wall

Screening and Talk with Green Screen Series Host Sheila Laffey

September 21 at 3 p.m.

Director Ben Masters recruits an ornithologist, a river guide, a conservationist, and a NatGeo explorer to join him on a two-and-a-half-month, 1,200-mile U.S.-Mexico border journey along the Rio Grande by canoe, horse, and mountain bike, to explore how a border wall can affect wildlife, immigration, landowners, and public lands. The film features stunning footage that reveals unknown ecosystems and wildlife threatened by the wall. 

Love Thy Nature

Film Screening and Talk with Sylvie Rokab,  Director and Nature Therapy Guide

October 12 at 3 p.m.

Narrated by Liam Neeson as Sapiens and winner of 27 awards, Love Thy Nature explores how humans have lost touch with the natural world, and takes us on a journey to discover how a connection to nature is key to our personal health and that of our planet.


Hawai'i Eco Stories: We All Need the Forest and In the Middle of the Sea

Screenings and Talk with Producer Sheila Laffey and Cathi Miller, Professor of Early Childhood Education on Nature-Based Learning

November 2 at 3 p.m.

Two short films produced for use in Hawaii schools will be shown. We All Need the Forest is the story of a boy who meets the Spirit of the Forest and discovers ancient principles that help heal his ailing grandfather. In the Middle of the Sea tells the tale of two youngsters taken on a magical journey on a Hawaiian mountain, where they discover why Hawaii harbors such a rich diversity of plants and animals.

The Condor & the Eagle

Screening and Talk with Green Screen Series Host Sheila Laffey

November 23 at 3 p.m.

Follow four Indigenous leaders on a transcontinental journey to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “climate justice.” Their path from the Canadian plains to the heart of the Amazon takes them on an adventure that will forever change their connection to Earth and one another.