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Join the Origins Project at ASU for an incredible weekend of climate-inspired films and conversations with the filmmaker and leading experts. This evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a screening of a new feature film, Salt and Fire, directed by Werner Herzog. This thriller is about a scientist who blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America, and will undoubtedly entertain and help raise some interesting questions for our panelists afterward.
Following the film, there will be an on-stage conversation with Werner Herzog, world renowned economist and public intellectual Jeffrey Sachs, and Lawrence Krauss, where they will highlight the climate-related issues raised in the film and answer questions from the audience, as they talk about the significance of addressing these areas and the significant impact they have on just about everything we do and how we may plan for the best future for us and the planet we live on.
Werner Herzog is one of the most influential filmmakers to emerge from the New German Cinema movement and has been a creative force in filmmaking for over 40 years. Known both for his startling vision in feature films such as Fata Morgana, Heart of Glass, and Nosferatu, and his total commitment to realizing his vision, Herzog increasingly turned to documentary filmmaking in the 1990s and 2000s with critically-acclaimed films such as Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) and Grizzly Man (2005). His more recent work includes his latest documentary LO and BEHOLD, which is about the internet and features Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, and others.
Jeffrey Sachs is a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.
Lawrence Krauss is an author, professor, physicist, public intellectual and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, where he is also Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics.
This public event is associated with a closed scientific workshop on The Coming Water Wars… and how to avoid them, where participants will be focused on addressing and exploring solutions to help ensure a brighter future for us all.
More Ticketing Info
As part of our climate change awareness weekend, there is another event on the evening of Friday, April 28, featuring the documentary Before the Flood. The film screening is followed by another Origins Conversation with the film's director Fisher Stevens and Lawrence Krauss. View Friday's event details here. If you would like to attend both the April 28 and April 29 Film Screenings and Origins Conversations, you can buy a 2 ticket package at a discounted rate that would include tickets for both evenings. To secure your 2 ticket/event package, you must go to Gammage Auditorium or call them directly at (480) 965-3434. Please see the 'ticket info’ section for details.
*All performances, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.