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Film Screening and Q&A with Ben Kalina

January 16 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

InLiquid is hosting a film screening in conjunction with our 40PNPB programming. We will be showing two films by local filmmaker Ben Kalina, and will finish with a Q&A with Ben. Light refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 | 5:30 – ~7:30 Where: InLiquid Gallery, 1400 N American St, Studio 108 Showing:  ‘A River Reborn’ Directed by Ben Kalina – 28mins ‘Higher Ground: Restorative Science and Sustainability’ Directed by Ben Kalina – 30mins    About the Director Ben is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment.  He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions.  Ben has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award-winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. His most recent project is Shored Up, which explores the Army Corps’ controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore.  In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film Diorama.   About 40PNPB InLiquid’s 40th Parallel North Preservation Brigade or 40PNPB for short, believes that art and community can help our neighbors come together to strengthen personal and collective resilience in the face of anxiety, fear, and dread that surround the issue of climate change and our future. It takes the focus hyper-local to our neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia which sits on the longitudinal circle known as the 40th Parallel North. About ‘A River Reborn’ As the Little Conemaugh River winds through the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, it forms the backbone of a region with a legacy of industrial might. And like a scribe, the river carries the weight of that history – mile after mile devoid of life, poisoned by toxic pollution from countless abandoned coal mines. Generations of residents and neighbors have turned their back on the river, believing the damage to be irreversible and scolding their children for playing in its orange waters. But a decade-long effort from a coalition of local groups has begun to reveal a different future for the Little Conemaugh and for other rivers in Pennsylvania and beyond. A River Reborn tells the story of the rebirth of the Little Conemaugh, and what it says about our ability to fix what might have been lost forever.   About ‘Higher Ground’  ‘High Ground’ follows the long history of flooding in Eastwick (a South Philadelphia neighborhood) and Camden, and how to tackle the changes needed to implement and improve their urban environment.   


January 16
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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