OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Documentary on human connection to the cosmos screens April 9

04/04/2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Journey of the Universe,” a documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos, will be screened on Monday, April 9, at Oregon State University. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the C&E Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center.

Narrated by evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme, and produced by historians of religion Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, “Journey of the Universe” weaves together the findings of modern science with cultural traditions of the West, China, Africa, India, and indigenous peoples to explore cosmic evolution as a process of creativity, connection, and interdependence.

The documentary premiered last year on PBS and has been shown around the world.

Filmed on location on the Greek island of Samos, “Journey of the Universe” invites viewers to become travelers on a journey that explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, and the rise of humans.

Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, the event will also recognize the winners of the OSU Student contest, “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes.”

To view the trailer, visit www.journeyoftheuniverse.org