Tuesday, March 1, 2022
International Programs

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.