You are invited to join famed documentary filmmaker Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and go behind the scenes of “Earth: The Operators’ Manual” for selected clips, rarely seen footage, and commentary from the writer-director himself here at our Mesa Lab. He will share lessons from the project that are both informative and amusing, highlighting strategies for communicating science that have worked along the way -- and others that have not. Please share this with your program and lab colleagues!
Date: Friday, September 14, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: ML-132 Main Seminar Room*
A Q&A session will be part of this discussion, with a cocktail reception with Geoff to follow.
* Seating is limited for this event. Please RSVP by September 5 at the following link.
About the film
In April 2011, the NSF-sponsored documentary mini-series 'Earth: The Operator's Manual' debuted on PBS, bringing hope that the programs would stir the national dialogue on climate science. Filmed by acclaimed writer and director Geoff Haines-Stiles it features Penn State geologist Richard Alley.
"Earth: The Operators’ Manual” dispenses with politics, polemics or punditry; instead, it presents an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities that will leave viewers informed, energized and optimistic.
“If we approach Earth as if we have an Operators’ Manual, we can avoid climate catastrophes, improve energy security, and make millions of good
—Richard Alley, Host of “Earth: The Operators’ Manual”