ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College played host for the new documentary, Carbon Nation at the Dolores Eccles Fine Arts Center as a precursor to the upcoming second annual DOCUTAH film festival.
The film, directed and produced by Peter Byck, presented a series of positive solutions to the negative effects of human energy and waste practices.
In a time when climate change is a controversial and often contentious subject, Byck is able to take a less confrontational approach and seek a common ground to all. The film maintains a human element that regardless of ones position on the matter, is hard to refute.
Through a series of interviews with several entrepreneurs, the film explores viable and in fact operational alternatives to carbon and oil based energies which are largely if not virtually clean. One visionary proudly touts that green is the new red white and blue.
The film is not preachy. It largely considers the counter arguments and offers sound arguments of its own.
Byck said, “We are trying to take a light touch approach on telling people how to live.”
The film simply presents facts and asks the audience to consider them and take action if one feels so inclined.
The film ran about ninety minutes after which Byck took the microphone to field questions from the audience.
The film is on tour and being delivered across the country in screenings much like the one at the Eccles Center. More information can be obtained at carbonnationmovie.com or on Facebook at Carbon Nation.
The Eccles Center also announced the screening of The Tillman Story on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
DOCUTAH will run September 8-17 of this year. More information can be obtained at docutah.com.
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