12 Nov Southern California’s Oil: Past and Futures
Thursday, November 12, 2009 / 4:00 PM
SCREENING: There Will be Blood
Thursday, November 12 / 7:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
This interdisciplinary panel introduces a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award winning film There Will Be Blood. Panelists question what role oil has played and will continue to play in the development of southern California, both economically and as a regional culture. We will discuss the role of film, photography, and literature in mobilizing local sentiment for and against oil development. We’ll also explore a few crucial events, major spills and significant legal decisions that have shaped our region’s relationship to oil. The panel will feature Peter Alagona and Gregory Graves (History), Michael McGinnis (Environmental Studies), and Environmental Defense Center Chief Counsel Linda Krop. Stephanie LeMenager (English, Environmental Studies) will moderate.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Oil + Water series.