Film Schedule


When: February 19, 2011, 7pm


Director: Diane Bell (English, 103m, 2010)
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic at Sundance 2010

Believing he's the last door-to-door encyclopedia salesman in the world, George decides to write The Obselidia, a compendium of obsolete things. He befriends Sophie, who works at a silent movie theater and believes nothing is obsolete as long as someone loves it. A reclusive scientist convinces them that human life itself will soon be obliterated by irreversible climate change, and they must face the question, if the world is going to disappear tomorrow, how are we going to live today? Diane Bell's first feature film offers a rare and humane lens through which we can view a world on the brink of possible extinction.

The film will be introduced by Jim Deutsch

Dr. James Deutsch is a program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and an adjunct professor of American Studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has been a regular contributor to programs of the Environmental Film Festival.

News & Views

  • March 1, 2011

    The 2011 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • Short Film Competition

    The Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College is pleased to announce an environmental film competition. The competition is open to all students. We especially encourage submissions from Eckerd College students and alumni. The winning entries will be screened during the film festival on February 23. Click here for more information.

  • March 29, 2010

    The 2010 award recipients have been announced! Click here to see the winners.

  • February 5, 2010

    The 2010 films have been announced. Learn more.