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Screening of Symbiotic Earth in Bridgeport

On March 5 at 7pm, the WPKN 89.5-FM Community Radio Environmental Film Series will present a special screening of Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat & Started a Scientific Revolution. The film, which had its world premiere screenings in March 2017 at Oxford University, The Linnean Society in London, Barcelona’s Museum of Natural Sciences, and the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA, sponsored by Bioneer, is the story of Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present the concept that life evolves through collaboration.

As a young scientist in the 1960s, Margulis was ridiculed when she first proposed that symbiosis—when organisms live and work together—was a key driver of evolution. She persisted and Margulis’ symbiotic narrative presents an alternative to the destructive worldview that has led to climate change and extreme capitalism. With James Lovelock she developed the Gaia Theory, that all life is interconnected and interdependent. Her vision offers bold insights into health, society and nature, and inspires creative approaches to our pressing environmental and social crises.

The screening is sponsored by WPKN’s “Digging in the Dirt” and “The Organic Farm Stand”.

Tickets are $12, students pay $7 with valid ID. Doors open at 6pm, the documentary begins at 7pm.

For more information, call 203-296-9605 or email Info@BijouTheatreCT.com. Location: Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport. 

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