Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
is thrilled to welcome the following guests to this year’s Festival:
Thursday, March 31 | 7:00 PM
Featuring a Pre-Recorded Q&A with Director Sara Dosa
Sara Dosa is an Indie Spirit Award-nominated director and Peabody award-winning producer whose interests lay in telling character-driven stories about the human relationship to ecology and economy.
Saturday, April 2 | 5:30 PM
Talkback and Q&A with Dr. Stefanie Kroll & Faith Echiejile, Ph.D. Student in Environmental Science, Drexel University
Faith Echiejile is a first-year Ph.D. student at Drexel University focusing on climate change effects on stream ecosystems. In 2013, she received my BSc. in Industrial Chemistry from Crawford University, Nigeria. She went further to earn a master’s degree in 2021 from Youngstown State University in Environmental Science, with a thesis focused on analyzing monthly suspended sediment load in streams and rivers using similar precipitation data. She is excited to work with the Watershed Ecology Lab, and looks forward to participating in fieldwork. She enjoys exploring new places and going out with friends for fun.
Stefanie Kroll, PhD is a researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University studying stream restoration, aquatic insects as indicators of watershed condition, and climate change effects on streams. Her research is aimed at working closely with community groups so that data and information can be used in action. Kroll has a PhD in ecology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a master’s-equivalent at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Albacete, Spain, where she lived for 8 years. She is passionate about mentoring diverse, future STEM experts, and enjoys being outdoors.
Saturday, April 2 | 8:15 PM
Talkback and Q&A with Valerie Erwin, Board Member of The People’s Kitchen
Valerie Erwin is a longtime Philadelphia chef and social justice activist who, for 12 years, owned the critically acclaimed Geechee Girl Rice Cafe. Geechee Girl specialized in the cuisine and culture of the Low Country of Savannah and Charleston where Valerie’s grandparents were born. Valerie has always had an interest in social justice and particularly food justice. She now manages a food access program for a small non profit. She sits on many non profit boards including the board of the People’s Kitchen.
The People’s Kitchen is fighting for Philadelphia’s food sovereignty. We believe in a just and fair food system where everyone has access to nutritious food, the land to produce food locally, and fair working conditions.
The People’s Kitchen is a collaborative of chefs, students, and community members responding to Philadelphia’s chronic issues while growing and cooking free, delicious meals. Through our inclusive model and relationship to food, the People’s Kitchen invites people from different social positions and lived experiences to join in solidarity and build healthy, resilient, and just communities.
Sunday, April 3 | 4:45 PM
Talkback and Q&A with Ramiro Murguia, Director of Events; Ciara Williams, Co-Executive Director Iyanu Corniel, Partnerships Director from the Post Landfill Action Network Activists
The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) was founded in 2013, by a group of college students. These students witnessed a systemic waste problem on their campus and developed the first student-led, financially self-sustaining, zero waste move-out program of its kind. Other campuses wanted to replicate the program and from there, PLAN was born.
Since then, we have established a network of students and campuses across the country, working together to re-vision beyond the Linear Consumption Economy. Today, our current focus is on supporting zero waste efforts on college campuses. To see a list of some of our programs, head to our Campus Resources page. Through this work, we strive to create a model for holistic, systemic change that goes beyond waste.
By amplifying the voices of young people, college students, recent grads and folx who have been and continue to be historically marginalized, we aim to cultivate and inspire both thought leadership and creative solutions that are rooted in environmental and social justice.