Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Join Us for a Free Screening of the Film, Merchants of Doubt, February 6, 2017

The next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series, Merchants of Doubt, will be shown on February 6, 2017 at the Goldsmith Family Cinema in the Center for Film Studies, on the campus of Wesleyan University, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT.  Parking is available in the lot at the cinema (directions).

As described on the film’s website, Merchants of Doubt was inspired by the acclaimed book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. The film provides a satirical exposé into the conjuring of spin in America, and the secretive group of charismatic, pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of manufacturing doubt concerning the facts, and spreading confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals, to pharmaceuticals, to climate change. 

We hope you can join us for this illuminating film!  As always, the film is open to the public and free of charge. There will be time for informal discussion after the film.  If you have questions, please contact our office, 860-346-3282.  

The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was begun in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. Merchants of Doubt is the ninth film in the series. Previous films include: Elemental, Watershed, Dirt! The Movie, Chasing Ice, The End of the Line, The True Cost, Dukale's Dream, and Xmas Without China.

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Middletown, CT, works to conserve the natural resources of towns in the lower Connecticut River watershed and coastal areas.  For more information about District technical and educational programs and services, visit our website at

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