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Award-winning filmmaker coming to Indiana State

February 12, 2018

Award-winning filmmaker John de Graaf will visit Indiana State University for a screening of his new film, "Redefining Prosperity," at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the events area of the Cunningham Memorial Library. 

De Graaf will talk about his newest film and to discuss the And Beauty for All campaign. This event is open to the public.

"Redefining Prosperity" is a film about how the goal to save a river in a California united people of all backgrounds. It brought forth a conversation about a sustainable environment.

The And Beauty for All campaign is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson signing four conservation bills on Oct. 2, 1968. The campaign is to restore the natural beauty to parts of America.

"True beauty is life-enhancing," de Graaf said. "It calls us to awe and stewardship, and demands that we reproduce it in art, in design. It softens us, makes us kinder and less aggressive, awakens generosity in our hearts."

De Graaf is an author, filmmaker, speaker and activist. He has produced more than 40 documentaries, and has won more than 100 filmmaking awards, including the People's Choice Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival for "Redefining Prosperity." He is the author of Affluenza and Take Back Your Time. He aims to enhance sustainability in American life.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the department of earth and environmental systems and Student Media are hosting the event.

For more information, contact Michaela Haase, strategic communication specialist, Student Media, at 812-237-2246.

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John de Graaf, award-winning filmmaker, will be visiting Indiana State University for a screening of his new film, Redefining Prosperity. De Graaf will be visiting the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area on Feb. 20.

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