[act-ma] BASEA Forum, Thur. Jan. 12th, 7pm: Pandora's Box - Goodbye Mrs. Ant

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> On Jan 8, 2017, at 2:08 PM, Mike Higgins <higginsm at mit.edu> wrote:
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> Pandora's Box - "Goodbye Mrs. Ant"
> A Fable for Our Times?
> A BBC/Adam Curtis documentary
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> We return to the BASEA Forum originally planned for December, when instead 
> we joined with other organizations to show "The Age of Consequences", a very worthwhile Jared Scott film, executive produced by Sophie Robinson, a key
> contributor to our local climate movement. 
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> So, back in time to our Forum announcement.....  
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> There's a new feeling of urgency, different from the ongoing urgency, increasingly felt for the past 50 years, since Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". A BBC documentary from 1992, Adam Curtis's "Pandora's Box (Episode 4) - Goodbye Mrs. Ant" gives a broad, horizontal perspecitve of DDT, and how science, industry and the pubic tangled with the benefits and drawbacks of this chemical pesticide. 
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> While not "up to date", this film is not out of date, in terms of its sociopolitical dynamics. At 45 min., "Goodbye Mrs. Ant" leaves plenty of time for discussion, and offers ripe allegories for consideration. What can we learn from the past?
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> Starring Rachel Carson, a Native American with a tear in his eye, a DDT-eating scientist proponent, and a wild mix of archival footage, we feature this work for our January BASEA Forum. Come, watch and participate. It's a new world, and the same old story.....
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>  Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square
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