Micro-doc: Tracing Dining Hall Food Waste

How do you stump a college student? Ask them where their leftovers go. In this video that photojournalism student Han Cheung made for his micro-documentary class, we take a look inside the campus dining composting system at the Bradford Research Center, right here at Mizzou. To see more of Han’s work, please visit http://www.hancheung.com. Tracing…

True/False Film ‘Queen of Versailles’ Tells Tale of Consumption Queen

The Queen of Versailles was one of the most talked about films at this year’s True/False Film Festival, here in Columbia, MO. The documentary film centers around the Siegel family who exemplifies how a rags to riches life can lead to insanely conspicuous over consumption. The film primarily follows time share resort mogul David Siegel’s third…

True / False Film Highlights President’s Battle to Keep Maldives Above Water.

Guest post by Britt Hultgren, a member of the True/False Film Festival’s “get the word out” dream team. The documentaries are nearly upon us!  For it’s ninth consecutive year, the True/False Film Fest returns to Columbia. From March 1-4, 2012, T/F will rock this town with entertaining and enlightening documentary films, great music, fun parties,…

Pasteurized Milk vs. Raw Milk

By Laura Ebone The process of pasteurization was first discovered in the 1800s by Louis Pasteur, a French scientist. Pasteurized milk is heating milk to a certain high temperature in order to kill any bacteria within the milk possibly passed on through the dairy cow it came from. Most milk and milk products sold in…

“Bicycle Dreams” shows at the Blue Note this Thursday

The PedNet Coalition is sponsoring this film about Race Across America, a 3000-mile bike race that challenges riders to pedal across the country in just ten days. Looks pretty rad. Inspiring, even. Shoot, I watched this and then biked to school this morning. Take a look. Oh, and word on this street is that the…

Review: “Into Eternity,” a documentary about nuclear waste

Documentary director Michael Madsen worries about our generation’s effect on the future of humanity. “Into Eternity” addresses the audience in the future. The film follows the ongoing construction of the Onkalo Waste Repository on the island of Olkiluoto, Finland. Phase one began in 2004, and consists of the construction of a large access tunnel going…

Reading Group watches “The Warriors of Qiugang”

In anticipation of the Academy Awards, the Environmental Reading and Media Group watched the 40-minute documentary “The Warriors of Qiugang.” This Oscar-nominated film was co-produced by Yale Environment 360 with filmmakers Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon, who have made a trilogy of short films set in China — the first of which, “The Blood of…