Rain: Then and Now

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Michigan Science Center, Toyota Engineering Theatre [5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202]

When it comes to rain, we are experiencing intense 100-year rainfall events more frequently, which is becoming the new normal. The change in rain exemplifies the overall planetary shift due to the climate crisis. Recent scientific reports sound frightening alarms, begging the questions, “Why aren’t we talking more about this? Why aren’t we doing more about this?”

This program will premiere two new short films by DEPTH’s film curator Diane Cheklich Rain: Then and Now, and I’m Only Happy When It Rains. Additionally, the program will screen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s TED Talk: The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change.

A panel discussion will follow the film screenings. Panelists Include: Andrew Humphrey, WDIV meteorologist; Kathryn Savoie, Detroit Community Health Director at the Ecology Center; and Michelle Martinez, Coordinator of Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. The panel will be moderated by Detroit film producer, Diane Cheklich.

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