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Photo Credit: Haslund Film

Photo Credit: Haslund Film

Now in its 6th year, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies presents the Annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale. The series which is free and open to the public aims to, “foster meaningful discourse and to incite social change and environmental stewardship throughout the Yale community and beyond.” The festival opened on Monday night and runs through Sunday, April 6. It also features panel discussion and more. You can plan your week by visiting the EFFY site here.

The main feature at tonight’s event is a film produced by Michael Haslund called, The Expedition to the End of the World, which according to their site is, “A grand, adventurous journey to the last uncharted areas of the globe.” This powerful expedition is unlike your typical nature documentary. Going for the ride to the end of the world in a wooden sailing ship are scientists, philosophers and artists.

Co-initiator of the expedition Minik Rosing, a geologist and Professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark penned the essay, “THE END OF THE WORLD – AS WE KNOW IT” explaining how the expedition began and why he chose the unusual crew. He ends the essay calling the film a “snapshot representing the filmmakers’ use of this unusual opportunity.” You can read the entire essay here. 

Check out the trailer for The Expedition to the End of the World: 

Article by Stephen Grant, Communication Manager at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven