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Showing of "An Inconvenient Truth" Sept. 14

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Al Gore is on a mission. He wants the world to know about the catastrophic effects of global warming and stars in the documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth."

The Earth and Environmental Science Club and the Environmental Action Committee at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will host two showings of "An Inconvenient Truth" on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 5 and 8 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The showings are free of charge due to funding by the Craig Koste Endowment, which supports undergraduate research in the field of alternative energy. Donations to a Plattsburgh College Foundation environmental scholarship fund are encouraged. 

A student-led panel discussion will be held following the first showing, from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

The showings and panel discussion are open to the public.

The Sundance Film Festival hit, "An Inconvenient Truth," was directed by Davis Guggenheim and tells the story of former Vice President Al Gore's attempts to halt global warming's progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it.

In the wake of his defeat for President in the 2000 election, Gore re-set the course of his life to focus on an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. The film is a portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show." Here, he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging and open - as he warns ordinary citizens about what he calls our "planetary emergency."

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