Years of Living Dangerously - "Safe Passage with Bradley Whitford" - 26 Minutes. CCL Promo page here. From the Years of Living Dangerously website - “West Wing” star Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore how to get Republicans in Congress to abandon their party’s ideology of climate change denial and instead commit to actually solve the problem. He tells the story of Jay Butera, of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, who is succeeding in bringing congressmen of both parties together to develop legislative solutions to climate change while avoiding unproductive debates about the science. Whitford follows Butera on his journey to recruit Republicans to the cause, and along the way learns how to lobby some of them himself. STORY UPDATE: The congressmen featured in our story — Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Lee Zeldin and Rep. Mia Love – were all reelected in the November, 2016 election. Congresswoman Love joined the Climate Solutions Caucus on November 17, 2016.
Facing the Surge - 25 Minutes (includes 5 Minute CCL segment) See the film here. From Adaptation Now- "In Norfolk, VA. thousands of hard-working Americans find themselves on the front line against an expanding ocean. Though they cannot reverse the tides alone, there is hope." This film examines the myriad complexities of sea level rise and its impact on the community From adaptation to resilience to managed retreat, Norfolk stands as an example of what many other coastal communities will need to deal with in various ways in the coming years.
Merchants of Doubt - 1 Hour 36 Minutes Host a CCL Screening How To Guide The story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda. The Mount Horeb CCL Chapterput on a community screening of Merchants of Doubt in September 2017.
Saving Snow - 54 Minutes “With all of my films, the goal is to make climate change concrete,” says filmmaker Diogo Freire of Adaptation Now. “I try to find specific examples of communities that are being affected—and also show how they’re responding.” A disappearing snow season is more than just a frustration for winter sports enthusiasts. It means lost income for the many towns and small businesses that depend on winter tourism and recreation to stay afloat. Saving Snow focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.
Citizens’ Climate Education has procured rights for CCL groups to show "Tidewater" and "The Burden," two movies produced by Roger Sorkin at the American Resilience Project. You may find a film screening guide created by Jim Tolbert, CCL's Conservative Director, to help you host a successful event here.
The Burden -40 minutes.Stevens Point Chapter and Mount Horeb Chapter have this film to share. To view the film online and more info here From the film website - "The Burden tells the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and why the military is leading the transition to clean energy. The film is the centerpiece of a strategic media engagement campaign to inspire a movement that strengthens our energy security and harnesses the power of American innovation to make us leaders in the 21st century global clean energy economy."
Tidewater - 42 minutes. In Tidewater, follow filmmaker Roger Sorkin’s storytelling behind the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. The story strikes a positive tone, highlighting the outsized capabilities of Hampton Roads to show the nation and the world how it can be done. Lots of hard choices and sacrifices will have to be made in order for the plan to succeed, but if they get it right, human communities everywhere will have a roadmap.
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution - 71 minutes. Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too.
The Human Element - 76 minutes. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element follows environmental photographer James Balog on his quest to hightlight Americans on the frontlines of climate Change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
Films - no screening charge - things can change so important to check
Paris to Pittsburgh - 1 Hour 16 Minutes. Info here. Preview film here. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.
Decoding the Weather Machine - 1 Hour 53 Minutes. Nova PBS 2018 Documentary - info here Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. This 2-hour documentary will cut through the confusion around climate change.
Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect - 55 Minutes. Channel 27 WKOW Documentary - info here. This film was shown in Mount Horeb. More info here.
Before the Flood - 1 Hour 36 Minutes. May be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play for small charge info here. From the film website - "If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? 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." Chasing Coral - 1 hour 33 Minutes. Available through Netflix. Info for hosting a screening here. This film was shown on November 12, 2017 as a kick off for Congressional Education Day. This included a panel discussion which you may view here. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
The Age of Consequences - 1 Hour 20 Minutes. Suggested by David Barnhill.More info here. Currently offering to waive the screening license fee. Licensing Agreement here. Kibret Yebetit / campaign coordinator o: 646.649.4417 e: firstname.lastname@example.org From the film website - ". . . investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict. . . . The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy. As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource."
Films - with screening charges - things can change so important to check
Racing Extinction - 94 Minutes. More info here. See the Carbon Connection Short Films here. Application for Screening here. From promotional materials - Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. Asking price is $500 for one screening and $150 per additional screening(s) - if that is too high you can counter-propose with your best offer.
Chasing Ice - 75, 36, 23, 11 and 6 Minute versions. See the film here. Links forEducational Screening & Home Screening. The best offer received for an educational license for a community screening was $95. Community screening charge is $150. Contact Allie Silvestri, Ro*co Films Educational tel. 415.332.6471 email@example.com | www.rocoeducational.comFrom the website - "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. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. . . . hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet." Inconvenient Sequel - 100 minutes. The best offer received for a license for a community screening was $200. for a nonprofit organization from Allie Silvestri, Ro*co Films Educational tel. 415.332.6471 ext.204. firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rocoeducational.com There is an educational license for $95. but this is for schools. More info here. "A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion."