Hundreds of supporters joined Interfaith Power & Light in August to view Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, an award winning film about the unjust impact of climate change on an historic black community, and attended an IPL webinar to learn ways we can practice being allies in the fight for safe and healthy black communities.
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
The webinar was a fascinating conversation with filmmaker Leah Mahan and Derrick Evans, the activist featured in the film. You can view the recording of the webinar on our Facebook page.
Moderated by Susan Stephenson, we heard exciting updates on the fight to achieve environmental justice for Turkey Creek and learned the power of a well-told story in bringing about change.
The film can now be accessed via Bullfrog Films.
Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. The Condor & The Eagle documentary offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another. Read More…
Special Screening Offer
IPL took part in the Interfaith Coalition for Climate Justice film event as part of IPL’s summer film series 2020. Viewers watched the film and participated in a webinar with the film protagonists. It was a fascinating and revealing conversation.
The film can now be rented for $6 on Vimeo.
Over 9,200 people viewed this amazing film through IPL this year thank to the generosity of the filmmaker James Balog.
Click here for a FaceBook livestream recording of a webinar conversation about the film with Mr. Balog and IPL President, Rev. Susan Hendershot.
“What an incredible film. It is beautiful and hopeful and eloquent. We protect what we love – what a great way to inspire us to make change to protect our Earth’s air, fire, water and land.” Patty McGrath, Potomac, Maryland
In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element relays captivating stories from coast-to-coast, inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Spanish subtitle version available when you sign up.
Thanks to a partnership with Earth Vision Film, Interfaith Power & Light was able to offer you this inspiring film. It’s a must see for people of faith concerned about the impact of climate change on human life in the United States. THANK YOU MR. BALOG AND THE EARTH VISION INSTITUTE!
Dvds are sold out, only Blu Rays are available.
Thanks to a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies nearly 700 congregations were able to screen Paris to Pittsburgh in 2019! Free screenings are no longer being offered but you can view this popular and uplifting film online. See the link below. Many congregations who screened the film recommend it highly to draw faith communities together to inspire local community action to heal the climate for the benefit of all.
Paris to Pittsburgh, is a film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and is narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).
From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community!
If you are going to show the film to your congregation by streaming it online – click here for IPL’s specially created hosting kit that includes faith-based discussion questions and resources.
Visit the website for the film at https://www.paristopittsburgh.com/.