Subject: Speaker Series - Dr. Bradley Rappa June 10th, 5:30 pm, American Corner- Natsagdorj Library

ACMS Speaker Series

Use of Documentary Film on Assessing Impacts to Mongolian Pastoralism

Speakers: Dr. Bradley Rappa
Assistant Professor, Roy H Park School of Communications, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies Department, Ithaca College. 
5:30 PM, Tuesday- June 10th, 2014, American Corner, ULAANBAATAR 
Main entrance of Natsagdorj Library.

Living sustainably is nearly impossible for most people living in industrialized market economies. In fact, the more people rely on the so-called conveniences of consumer culture, the more they lose their connection to the natural environment and the imperatives of maintaining ecological biodiversity.

Brad will present selections of his most recent work that documents the many traditionally sustainable pastoral families in Mongolia that are being forced to leave this lifestyle behind due to the privatization of land, the detrimental impacts of open pit mining, and the effects of the changing climate on the environment and social structures.

His goal in making the documentary is to inspire his audiences to renew their relationships with the natural world and consider how every choice they make will impact the environment for future generations.
About the Presenter  

 Speaker: Dr. Brad Rappa

Dr. Brad Rappa has been teaching and producing documentary films for over 20 years. He has been sharing his knowledge and passion for experimental film and documentary making with students at Ithaca College, as well as leading workshops in South Korea and Mongolia.
For more information visit the ACMS website

Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event.

American Center for Mongolian Studies, 642 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.