Tuesday, March 1, 2022
International Programs
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The Iowa Global Health Network and International Programs are proud to sponsor the opening event for FilmScene's Science on The Screen Series, featuring the film Mad Max: Fury Road. This event will take place on March 22, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m, at FilmScene (404 East College St., Iowa City), with a pre-show presentation entitled "The Future is Now: Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis?" followed by a post-show reception. 

Using the film to spark interest and conversations about environmental justice, Eric Tate, associate professor of geographical and sustainability sciences at the University of Iowa, Ayman Sharif, co-founder of A&W Sustainable Planning and Outreach LLC, and Stratis Giannakouros, director of the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, will deliver a pre-show presentation discussing the topic of global water scarcity and climate change. 

Admission is $5, with tickets available from FilmScene.

About Mad Max: Fury Road

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, in a land dying of thirst, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a band of survivors fleeing across the Wasteland in a war rig driven by the elite Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) escaping a Citadel tyrannized by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and ruthlessly pursues the rebels in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sophie Switzer in advance at sophie-switzer@uiowa.edu or 319-384-4136.