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Nov. 1: 'Before the Flood' Documentary Film Screening

Climate-change feature documentary film will be shown in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-26-2016

Mankato, Minn. – The new National Geographic climate-change feature documentary “Before the Flood,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be screened Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:45 p.m. in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium, located on campus in Centennial Student Union. A film trailer is available on YouTube.

The Minnesota State Mankato Zoology Club has organized the film screening and is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

After the movie, there will be a panel discussion to discuss the film and climate change as a whole.

For more information, contact Taylor Heid, student at Minnesota State Mankato and president of the University’s Zoology Club, by email at or by phone at 952-221-7322.

Information about the event is also available on Facebook

Scheduled to be on the panel are James Dontje, director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College; Liz Ratcliff, representing MN350, a climate change organization; Christopher Ruhland, professor of biological sciences at Minnesota State Mankato; Louis Schwartzkopf, emeritus professor of physics at Minnesota State Mankato; current Minnesota state Rep. John (Jack) Considine Jr.; and former Minnesota state Rep. Kathy Brynaert.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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