"Journey of the Universe" Film to Premiere at Yale March 25

“Journey of the Universe,” a documentary exploring the wonders of the cosmos through the double lens of religion and science, will premiere at Yale on March 25 and 26.

The one-hour documentary, which will be shown on PBS stations in the fall, will have five screenings at Yale in the following times and places:

On Friday at 7 p.m., it will be screened simultaneously in the auditoriums of Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, and Sage Hall, 205 Prospect Street.

On Saturday, there will be a matinee screening at 1 p.m. at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, and it will again be shown at Kroon and Sage Halls at 5:30 p.m.

The film screening is part of a unique initiative between Yale Divinity School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) to reconcile the study and practice of religion and ethics with the biological and environmental sciences.

The executive producer and co-writer of “Journey of the Universe,” Mary Evelyn Tucker, personifies this effort at Yale to promote the synthesis of academic disciplines embracing heaven and earth. She joined the Yale faculty in 2007 with joint appointments in FES, the Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Bioethics. She is the co-director with her husband John Grim of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, which promulgates a religious and humanistic approach to the environment through its publications, website, and conferences.

The film — a high-def travelogue through the cosmos — is hosted by “evolutionary philosopher” Brian Thomas Swimme. In addition to being aired on PBS channels, the film will be presented at two film festivals in June, and will be distributed with a companion book and educational material to schools and libraries across the nation.

Members of the news media who are interested in attending a screening of “Journey of the Universe,” or would like to interview the filmmaker, should contact Dorie Baker 203-432-8553 dorie.baker@yale.edu.

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Dorie Baker: dorie.baker@yale.edu, 203-432-1345