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Imagining a greener Twin Cities: U of M College of Design students create short films on sustainability

“Green Screen – A Student Grown Film Night” takes place May 12 at U’s Bell Museum

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

May 10, 2011

Short films created by University of Minnesota College of Design students will be featured at “Green Screen – A Student Grown Film Night” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the U of M Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 10 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Part of the university’s “Sustainability Film Series ‘11,” the films provide student perspectives on sustainability and how one might transform the Twin Cities campus and the region’s cities and freeways to make them more sustainable. A selection of the films were created as part of the University of Minnesota Salovich Zero+ Campus project, where students are exploring how to create a more sustainable campus. There will be panel discussion about the students’ making of the films following the screening.

To request preview clips of the films, e-mail Barry Lehrman, the event's curator, at

The event is free to University of Minnesota students with ID; $5 Bell Museum and Film Society members, non-university students; $8 general public.

Sustainability Film Series '11 is a collaborative, multi-venue project that represents a partnership between the Film Society of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the Bell Museum and the university’s Institute on the Environment, with support from the Institute for Advanced Study and Take-Up Productions.

For more information about the Salovich Zero+ Campus project, visit

Tags: College of Design

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