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Screening of "Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community" with a Post Film Discussion by Professor Norman Wirzba

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
Duke Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity Library will hold a screening of the documentary, "Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community," followed by a film discussion with Norman Wirzba, professor of theology and ecology at Duke Divinity School.

The film documents a couple’s journey across the United States on bicycles in search of a new home in sustainable community. Ryan Mlynarczyk and Mandy Creighton set out from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008  after giving up their house, corporate jobs, and cars  in search for community, which they felt was the secret ingredient to a sustainable life.

Along the way, they explored ecovillages, co-housing communities, co-op houses, communes, transition towns, and their own principles and commitment. In the end, the couple  discover that community is everywhere and people can create sustainable community wherever they may be.