Hosting a movie screening is a great way to spark discussion about climate change. IPL’s movie series provides low cost access to faith communities to screen several award winning films. You can download discussion guides for each film to help plan your movie screenings.
Kiss the Ground Documentary Inspires Action to Regenerate the World’s Soils
“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.
This film was chosen as the featured film of Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week, April 16-25, 2021 and was viewed by 10,000 people! Our theme was Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections between our Food, our Faith, and the Climate. Learn more about the week here.
Plan to screen it at your congregation. Show it over Zoom, or screen it in-person following the COVID-safe regulations in your area. Some congregations are planning to host small, outdoor, distanced screenings projecting the film on a wall or screen. And some congregations are passing around a DVD to congregational families or Covid-pods for small screenings. DVDs available for sale through IPL.
Get inspired to take action in your locale to care for the earth and support food justice!
View the recording of “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope”, a webinar conversation with the award-winning filmmaker of Kiss the Ground, Josh Tickell, and Veronica Kyle, the Statewide Outreach Director of IPL affiliate Faith in Place. Veronica has been instrumental in supporting several successful “congregational supported agriculture” farms in the Chicago area serving food insecure neighborhoods. Special guest, Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick, of Stone Temple Baptist Missionary talks about their Stone Temple Peace Garden.
Thanks to a partnership with Kiss the Ground and Roco Films, Interfaith Power & Light is able to offer you this inspiring film!
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.
Over 9,200 people viewed this film during Faith Climate Action Week in April this year, and during a second screening period in June. A big THANK YOU to the filmmaker James Balog who generously offered his film for free viewing.
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.
Thanks to a partnership with Earth Vision Film Institute, Interfaith Power & Light is 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. Screening kit includes discussion guide.
(Only a few Blu-Rays available)
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.
- Movie kit is available for purchase here
- Download the discussion guide here
- IPL Letter regarding Liam Neeson
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.”
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.