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BRYN MAWR: Movie series 3 — This Changes Everything

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

This Changes Everything is the movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s book of the same name.  This epic film attempts to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change with seven portraits of communities struggling with the global issue, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands and from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Through narration, Klein posits an exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform the current economic system into something radically better.  The post-screening discussion will be led by Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

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BRYN MAWR: Movie series 2— Seasons

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Seasons  After traveling the world alongside migrating birds for Winged Migration and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays in Oceans, documentarians Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud focus on the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Through breathtaking imagery, Perrin and Cluzaud show how the cycle of seasons was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature.  Breathtaking imagery will show the cycle of seasons that was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature. Discussion after the film will be led by the Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light.

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POSTPONED film series (Philadelphia): Chasing Ice

POSTPONED due to forecast.  Committee is considering reschedule v. replacement with another title. … if you have both electricity and time on your hand this weekend, we understand this is streaming on Netflix now!

**This event is preceded by an all-are-welcome celebration of the Jewish New Year of the Trees, Tu b’Shevat, which begins at 1:30 in the same location.  Please RSVP for the celebration.  Participants may attend one event or both**

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.  Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change.  But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

2014 Emmy award winner.

Film length: 75 min.
Website with trailer: Chasing Ice

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 3.40.53 PMFilm series spearheaded by the Climate Action Team at St. Martin in the Fields; host venues vary!

This film hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG)

film series (Philadelphia): Groundswell Rising—Protecting our Children’s Air and Water

This film gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas.  We meet parents, scientists, doctors, farmers, and individuals across the political spectrum decrying the energy extraction process known as fracking that puts profits over people.  This provocative documentary tracks a grassroots movement exposing dangers to clean air, water, and civil rights.

Film length: 70 min
Website with trailer and testimonials: Groundswell Rising: Protecting our Children’s Air and Water

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 3.40.53 PMFilm series spearheaded by the Climate Action Team at St. Martin in the Fields; host venues vary!

This film hosted by P’Nai Or congregation at Summit Presbyterian Church

Film Series (Philadelphia): The Wisdom to Survive

This documentary 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 the society, and the lives of billions of people.

Film length: 56 min
Website with trailer: The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community
Review in Spirituality & PracticeScreen Shot 2015-11-13 at 3.40.53 PM

Film series spearheaded by the Climate Action Team at St. Martin in the Fields; host venues vary!