Kenyon College

Human Rights Film Series: Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)

March 27, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)

Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason. Bill Nye is retiring his kid show act in a bid to become more like his late professor, astronomer Carl Sagan. Sagan dreamed of launching a spacecraft that could change interplanetary exploration. Bill sets out to accomplish Sagan’s space mission, but he is pulled away when challenged by evolution and climate change deniers to defend scientific evidence. As climate change becomes a growing factor in global disasters of displacement, resource shortages and war, it is clear this debate is taking a major human toll. With the increased push to dismantle environmental protections in the United States, Bill Nye takes a stand to show the world why science matters in a political culture increasingly indifferent to evidence.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Shaun Golding, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Drew Kerkhoff, Associate Professor of Biology.

Human Rights Film Series 

A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in NYC each summer. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.

Full Screening Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 16: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)
  • Tuesday, March 20: Nowhere to Hide (2016)
  • Tuesday, March 27: Bill Nye: Science Guy ( 2017)
  • Tuesday, April 10: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
  • Tuesday, April 17: The Workers Cup (2017)

All films are free and open to the public.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.