Every Spring, Pratt Institute puts on a Green Week of presentations and exhibits. As part of this year’s Green Week, on Tuesday, April 1, I will participate in the Pratt Library’s “Retro ‘Green’ Film Screening” of vintage educational short films.
Come watch five environmentally-themed 16mm short films from the Pratt Institute Library’s collection. These vintage “educational” films dating from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are a mix of animation and live action and cover such subjects as waste collection, alternative energies, and the environmental impact of cars and traffic. Among the films is a rare 1977 film Collection and Disposal: A Job for the Birds, a look at garbage collection and collectors in New York City that features fascinating footage of the city in the 1970s.
The screenings start at 4:30pm Tuesday in the library’s lower level. Cookies and coffee provided. Max. 20 attendees RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete schedule of Green Week events may be found here.