‘The Burning Season’ makes Louisiana premiere at Tech

Apr 2, 2010 | Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s next Shaping the 21st Century: Stability and Sustainability in a Global Context event will be the Hugh Jackman-narrated documentary, “The Burning Season.” Directed by Cathy Henkel, the movie will have its Louisiana premiere at Tech. “This film is still on the film festival circuit,” said Bill Willoughby, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “It’s a really interesting film because it deals with sustainability, carbon credits, ecology and what it takes to form a multi-national business. It shouldn’t be missed.” The documentary focuses on a young Australian entrepreneur who sets out across the globe to find investors in his carbon trading scheme. The regional politics of Indonesia, the global investment bank Merrill Lynch, and geopolitics at the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali all come into play in making a the business plan a reality. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in Wyly Tower Auditorium. The Shaping the 21st Century series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Science, the College of Business, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Student Government Association, the International Student Office, Tech Gospel Choir: Souls on Fire and the International Student Association. Written by Judith Roberts –