Showing of Film ‘Planetary’ Launches Series at BALE

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 9:58am EST

“Planetary” is a film that reminds everyone that they are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective; people have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. Two food coops (South Royalton Market and Plainfield Coop), together with BALE (Building A Local Economy) will launch a series of monthly films and discussions about the ways in which people need to change their awareness of that interconnection and live and work more cooperatively. It shows on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Commons @ BALE in South Royalton.

“Planetary” is a cross continental, cinematic journey that explores humans’ cosmic origins and their future as a species. The film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts, including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa.

This film will also be shown at the Plainfield Community Center, located above the food coop in the village on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

For more information on the South Royalton programming, contact Elizabeth Ferry at

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