Better World Film Series


Join us for this free documentary film series that will show our society’s greatest challenges and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit as we strive to create a better world. Ask your instructor if you can earn extra credit for attending these screenings. See sample worksheet.
Sponsored by NAU’s Environmental Caucus and the Office of Sustainability

  • A Plastic Ocean
    A Plastic Ocean

    A Plastic Ocean

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7-9pm
    Communication Building, rm 119 
    A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.  

    Following the film, we will be joined by the Azultia Project, the City of Flagstaff, the O2Go program and the Green Jacks to discuss ways to reduce single-use plastic items locally. FREE PIZZA included. Bring a reusable cup to be entered in a raffle.  

  • The True Cost horizontal
    The True Cost horizontal

    The True Cost

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7-9pm
    Communication Building, rm 119 

    THE TRUE COST is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?   

    Following the film, join us for a clothing swap and tips on how to be a savvy second-hand shopper. FREE PIZZA included. Bring a reusable cup to be entered in a raffle.  



  • PlanEAT horizontal
    PlanEAT horizontal


    Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7-9pm

    Communication Building, rm 119  

    PlanEAT is the story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy. The film features research exploring the link between diet and disease, the use of diet to treat heart disease, and an investigations into how our food choices impact our land, oceans and atmosphere. With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, PLANEAT shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves. 


    Following the film, we will be joined by NAU's Community Chronic Disease Prevention team for a live food demo and FREE SAMPLES of easy and delicious plant-based foods. Bring a reusable cup to be entered in a raffle.