In Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, James Redford travels across the country to meet innovators and advocates of the growing clean energy economy. Redford explores the advantages and disadvantages of many forms of energy, from coal, to solar, to wind, to water, and nuclear, and talks to experts about the technology, politics, and economic viability of the various options. The film also tells the story of how politics nearly derailed solar in one of our sunniest states — Nevada — and how a pastor turned state senator helped save it.
“Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.”
Chasing Ice is an award-winning documentary that tells “the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.” Through the use of cutting-edge time-lapse cameras, environmental photographer James Balog and his team attempted to gather undeniable evidence that our climate was changing in one of the harshest and coldest environments on Earth: the arctic. The haunting footage that Balog captured shows monolithic masses of ice in quick retreat. At a time of polarization and science denial, this film gives undeniable evidence of the changes we are making to our planet, and the urgency with which we must act to protect and preserve the Earth.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, an Academy Award®- winning film crew attempts to change how we understand endangered species and mass extinctions. Racing Extinction is an eco-thriller that examines mankind’s role in mass extinction. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos joins scientists, environmentalists, artists, and engineers to draw attention to this pressing issue.
The Wisdom to Survive accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people.Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.
Among those featured are Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Nikki Cooley, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Amy Seidl, Stephanie Kaza, Gus Speth, Jihan Gearan, and Ben Falk.
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Covenant is a short film about people of faith from diverse religious traditions coming together to fight for clean air. In 2006, 19 conventional coal-fired power plants were proposed to be built in Texas and were being fast-tracked by the Governor.Covenant illuminates how a handful of religious leaders – The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham (President, The Regeneration Project’s Interfaith Power & Light Campaign), Mary Darden (Baptist Deacon), Rabbi Steve Folberg, Bee Moorhead (Director, Texas Interfaith Power & Light), Texas State Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson, and Suzii Paynter (Director, Christian Life Commission, Baptist General Convention of Texas) – put their faith into action and helped organize a grassroots movement that eventually led to a reduction in proposed plants, which went from 19 down to 11.While Covenant was produced as short stand-alone film, it was also intended to serve as an introduction to longer award-winning film on the same subject, Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars. Copies of Covenant and Fighting Goliath are available on DVD for faith communities to use as a starting point for discussion and action on global warming.
“Journey of the Universe narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe’s development, from the great flaring forth at the universe’s inception to the emergence of simple molecules and atoms to the evolution of galaxies, stars, solar systems, and planetary life of greater complexity and consciousness. This is a story that inspires wonder as we begin to understand such complexity through science and appreciate such beauty through poetry, art, history, religion, and philosophy. It also awakens us to the dynamic processes of evolution that are chaotic and destructive, as well as creative and life-generating.” From the Big Bang-to the epic impact humans have on the planet today-this film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis.
We Know Not What We Do, is a tough but tender creative medley that presents both the voice of love and the voice of reason, as it sets out to examine the most important challenge of our time: man’s relationship to his environment. the film tells the story of this very misunderstood relationship and how it has caused destruction in both the biosphere and the biodiversity of planet Earth.
Preaching for the Planet: Interfaith Messages on Global Warming
The above video is a trailer for the film available in DVD format (approx. 25 min.), available for a suggested donation of $15. The film includes full sermonettes from the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, Linda Cutts (Senior Dharma Teacher), Rev. Stephen A Privett, S.J., Imam M. A. Azeez, and Rabbi Melanie Aron. To purchase, please contact us via email.
The Green Patriarch
The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Bartholomew, has been dubbed ‘The Green Patriarch’ for his defense of the environment and the stewardship of all God’s Creation.