Environmental Film Festival at Yale
6:00pm Screening of “Denial”
7:45pm Panel Discussion including Aaron Woolf (producer), Derek Hallquist (director), and Christine David Hallquist (subject and star). Moderated by Stephen Longmire.
About Aaron: Aaron Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy. Woolf is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, “King Corn,” for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. His work has been released theatrically in the US, Europe and Japan and broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, and numerous international networks. Two new feature films, “Denial” and “To Be A Miss,” premiered in 2016 and are in distribution.
About “Denial”: Every day our changing climate pushes us closer to an environmental catastrophe, but for most the problem is easy to ignore. David Hallquist, a Vermont utility executive, has made it his mission to take on one of the largest contributors of this global crisis-our electric grid. But, when his son Derek tries to tell his father’s story, the film is soon derailed by a staggering family secret, one that forces Derek and David to turn their attention toward a much more personal struggle, one that can no longer be ignored.
- Poynter Fellowship in Journalism