EarthWise Film Series

4th Wednesday in June, July, August

6:00-8:00pm at First United Methodist Church Sanctuary

1825 East Street     FREE Community Event
Featuring critically acclaimed films, these free community film screenings will explore: Climate change; the fashion industry; and indigenous rights. Each film will be accompanied by discussions led by local experts and there will be tabling with information from local advocacy groups.


Free will donations accepted for the delicious snacks will be available! Don’t miss these amazing films and the opportunity to engage with others in our community!  This film series is underwritten by a Peace and Justice Grant through the United Methodist Church


Wednesday, June 28th:   “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”   Critically acclaimed film by Oscar nominated Director Josh Fox  (Gasland) contemplates our climate-change future by exploring the human qualities that global warming can’t destroy.  Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Wednesday, July 26th: “The True Cost”   This groundbreaking documentary investigates the fast fashion industry and reveals the difference between the cost of clothing and the human and environmental costs felt by those who make them and our planet. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading designers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.  The Redding Fashion Alliance will be joining us for this screening.

Wednesday, August 23rd“Beyond Standing Rock”  is a highly acclaimed film that investigates the collision of energy development and tribal rights/sovereignty. The film masterfully explores these issues through three different tribal stories: The Dakota Access Pipeline (Standing Rock Sioux), the Southern Ute Tribe energy development, and a coalition of tribes in the Four Corners region, fighting for control over the Bears Ears National Monument.

A short film called “Salmon Will Run” will also be shown. It is produced with Nahko Bear, a native musician from Portland and highlights the efforts by the Winnemem Wintu to restore salmon to the McCloud River.

A discussion of local indigenous community issues by Tribal leaders will follow the films.

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