Join the Social Justice Committee for UUCOD’s Environmental Film Fest. This five film series culminates in April for Earth Day. These films share a special emphasis on the climate changes happening in our Coachella Valley and beyond.
Snacks will be available.
SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet.
Go here to learn more about theWild and Scenic Virtual Film Festival
CommUNITY, a package of eight short films with the intention of inspiring solutions to restore the earth and human communities. The films visit diverse communities and share their solutions to the environmental challenges that they face.
If you have been hearing the environmental call to actions and have been asking yourself “What can I do about it?”, these films definitely provide inspiration.
Two young Innu women take up the old roads of the past to revive the identity of their Nation; a tribute to the Elders, the territory and the Innu people.
Forty years ago, the South Yuba River Citizens League began caring for the South Yuba River by advocating for dam removal and gaining Wild and Scenic protection. Today, their work encompasses the entire Yuba River watershed – from the Sierra crest to the valley floor. As the organization looks towards the next forty years, community members reflect on the future of their work in the face of climate change and protecting the river for future generations. Posed as a love letter to the river and the community that surrounds it, Yuba is the Heart considers what it means to love and be loved by a river.
In two prisons in the Pacific Northwest, incarcerated participants in a mental health experiment watch videos of sunset-soaked beaches, wildflowers, and forests on a loop. Blue Room is a meditation on the human condition in prison and outside of it—exploring trauma, confinement, and the wilderness.
After the devastating 2011 tsunami, Yasuo Takamatsu confronts his grief in the same ocean that stole his wife. “nowhere to go but everywhere” explores the delicate and precarious relationship between humans and nature.
Everything changed after Katrina. Many fled the destruction but Rev. Tyronne Edwards of Phoenix, LA, led the effort to rebuild the town his family has lived in for five generations. After a lifetime of community organizing – climate activism and inspiring future generations to protect their home from future storm surge has become Tyronne’s latest calling.
Hasta la Última Gotafollows the fight of those working to change a national charter that has privatized Chile’s vast natural water supply. Following an uprising in 2019 that drew millions of protestors across the country, and against the background of a 15-year drought that has left over half of the country in an official water emergency, a popularly elected body has been tasked with rewriting the constitution from scratch.
Rockies Repeat grapples with the cultural impacts of climate change in the Canadian Rockies. The film follows a team of artists as they trek into the mountains to reinterpret the work of early Banff painter, Catharine Whyte a century later. Their journey is a heartbreaking meditation on a shifting sense of place in a rapidly changing climate.
Brenda Hampton was born first of ten to a family in rural Alabama. Her mother taught her to think critically and always fight for justice, so she left for Boston to become an investigator. When her mother fell ill, she returned to Alabama to donate her left kidney. Eventually Brenda’s remaining kidney began to fail and triggered her realization of a larger problem. With her expertise and passion for justice, she identified the source of massive environmental contamination in Alabama. Her years of work have led to a permanent water solution for her community. Her efforts have even pushed international progress including a policy change by the largest fast-food company in the world: McDonalds.