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.
Climate Solutions 101, NEW Drawdown films
IPL IS A BIG FAN OF DRAWDOWN – THEIR NEW FILM SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Climate Solutions 101 is a series of six short (10- to 30-minute) videos [that not only explain the challenge of climate change but also provide an introduction to a set of shovel-ready solutions that rigorous scientific analysis has shown can put the brakes on climate change by 2050. Based on the groundwork laid by the New York Times bestselling book Drawdown, the videos are available at no charge at drawdown.org.
The Long Shadow
About the film:
The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.
We created The Long Shadow online educational toolkit to support educators and community groups interested in hosting screenings and meaningful discussions. The toolkit includes:
- A comprehensive 25-page study guide with activities and discussion ideas
- Multiple on-demand versions of the film
- License to screen and share the film at your organization
- All accessible via a secure, password-protected website
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Other Side of the Hill – screening kit still available
OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL is a new film that was available through IPL for free congregational screenings and individual viewing at home between July 10-25. The IPL viewing period has now ended. Thousands of viewers gave it a thumbs up saying they now see it is possible to work across divides to enact climate solutions, to the benefit of their communities.
Follow this link to set up a community screening with the film team, and purchase IPL’s screening kit below for your event.
“Where can East & West, Republicans & Democrats, find the common ground needed to address climate change? How can industry and environmentalists work hand in hand? And how can local economies find opportunity in a lower emissions future?”
No matter where you are located this important story will inspire you to reach out and bridge the divide. We are more alike than we are different.
Purchase the value-packed IPL screening kit with a bonus interview, see below for details.
OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL explores the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon – as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground. From innovative timber operations to large scale solar, our film amplifies the voices of rural communities often left unheard, and shines a light on stories of progress & hope. In a time of unprecedented cultural divide between rural and urban communities, we find common ground in an urgency to address a changing landscape. The film is 30 minutes long, a perfect length for screening discussions.
The IPL screening kit is still available to dive into a deep discussion on how we can reach out and bridge the divide. It is available for $9.95.
The Other Side of the Hill unique IPL screening kit includes:
- Faith-based questions for discussion,
- Promotional materials, and
- An evergreen Climate Conversation Guide on talking about climate change with people across the religious or political spectrum.
- It also includes a link to view a pre-recorded conversation between IPL President, Rev. Susan Hendershot, and two of the film’s participants as they delve into shared values and what makes us take action to heal the climate. You won’t want to miss their practical wisdom on shepherding change in their communities. Use it to spark discussion at your film screening.
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. New lower price – $19.95!
Download IPL’s free screening kit with faith-based questions for discussion.
Get inspired to take action in your locale to care for the earth and support food justice!
Click here to 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.”
IPL recommends this film.
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.