Outdoor Film Screening in Front of Duke Chapel July 20

The Duke Chapel Congregation seeks to highlight the effect of ocean pollution with the documentary "A Sea Change"

A free outdoor screening of "A Sea Change," an award-winning documentary about the consequences of increased acidity of oceans, will be shown on a 25-foot screen in front of Duke Chapel Friday, July 20.

The Duke Chapel Congregation is hosting the film screening, which will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided. A discussion will follow the film. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside.

"The acidification of the oceans is one of the major environmental problems we're facing," said Rebecca Ray, a member of the congregation's environmental stewardship committee, and an organizer of the event. "The stakes are perhaps higher and the impact more broad than any other environmental issue we’ve heard  about in the news recently."

Ray said this will be the first in a movie series designed to reach beyond the walls of the chapel to complement other environmental awareness efforts.

"We've been entrusted as people of faith to protect the resources that have been given to us," she said.  "We should all work together to be more effective."

The congregation will host a second outdoor screening Aug. 17 with the film "Ingredients," about the local food movement.