Business sustainability consultant Eduardo Sasso, AASM’15, has released his new book, A Climate of Desire: Reconsidering Sex, Christianity, and How We Respond to Climate Change. Drawing on his experiences in Costa Rica, Vancouver, and Montreal as a member of the global climate movement, Sasso’s reflects on the constructive role that religion can have in public life. In particular, he draws inspiration from the faith traditions that nurtured the abolitionist and early civil rights movements, as well as from new global initiatives working toward a low‑carbon future. Learn more at climateofdesire.com.
Rami Katz, MFA’17, has released his thesis film, The Issue of Mr. O’Dell. Lauded as a “personal and humanizing portrait” by POV Magazine, the documentary explores the life and work of Jack O’Dell, a ninety-four-year-old civil rights activist who once worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr., and now lives in Vancouver. The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where it received the President’s Award, and premiered in Canada at the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Katz received the H. Norman Lidster Prize for Documentary Filmmaking while studying at UBC, and has directed several short documentaries that have screened at nearly two dozen film festivals around the world. He lives in Vancouver.