HOLLOW TREE - Documentary film screening and Q&A with Kira Akerman, director, Monique Walton, producer and 3 protagonists moderated by Prof. Kate Brown

Friday, April 05, 2024 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Building 14, The Nexus, 14S-130 Hayden Library
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River’s engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.

The 73-minute award-winning documentary, directed by Kira Akerman and produced by Monique Walton and Chachi Hauser, invites three young women, who did not previously know each other, to learn with the director, filmmaking team, and their respective communities. 

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Director Kira Akerman, Producer Monique Walton, and the 3 protagonists. The Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History of Science at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

Seating is limited. Please register.

The event is sponsored by The Living Climate Futures Group at MIT.

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apothocene, coming of age



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