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