Wageningen Dialogue

CineScience: The River

How can the battles of a farming family in the 80s be linked to the challenges farmers are currently facing in a political landscape? We see innovation all around, but a bitter reality also shows that similar issues are still present. Agricultural economist Petra Berkhout shows that The River has still a very topical story, almost 40 years after the official release. This drama movie, starring Sissy Spacek and Mel Gibson, screens a hard working farming couple who might be able to hold back the river. But could they hold back the greed of man?

The introduction by Petra Berkhout will be provided in Dutch. The movie is English spoken with Dutch subtitles.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Venue Heerenstraat Theater
Price description Standaard 12,50 | Cineville 5,-

Wageningen University & Research considers its connection with the city of Wageningen and its residents extremely important. With CineScience movie talks, researchers give you a sneak peek into their work in a unique and accessible way by linking their work creatively to a personally selected movie.

Learn more about novel scientific insights, discover how our everyday lives relate to the work being done in Wageningen, and enjoy a fabulous movie that sparks conversations. The break offers ample opportunity to talk, a free drink is included.

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