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The eco-themed film series “Walkin’ the Talk” will have its second public documentary showing Friday, Dec. 10 at the Fairfield Public Library.
The film is called “2040” and will be shown at 7 p.m. that day in the library’s meeting room. Pre-registration (due to limited seating), masks and social distancing will be required. Call the library at 641-472-6551 to sign up.
The film also will be available for free on the library’s Kanopy site for those who wish to enjoy it from home. Details will be available on the library’s website closer to the date.
According to the film’s website, 2040 is an Australian-produced documentary by director Damon Gameau.
“Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability,” the website reads. “Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralized renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.”
The Walkin’ the Talk film series is a collaborative effort of the Southeast Iowa Sierra Club, Fairfield Rotary, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, the Fairfield Public Library, Soil Technologies Corporation, the Sustainable Living Coalition, the Fairfield Farmer’s Market, AgArts, the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Iowa Land Trust (SILT) and the MIU Regenerative Organic Agriculture program.
The partnering organizations showed the first film in the Walkin’ the Talk series on Oct. 23 when the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center hosted a screening of the film “The Need to Grow.” That event included information booths from the partnering organizations and a food truck to serve the hungry guests.