Following are the thirteen films on the 2013 A Climate of Change program. The films have been carefully selected by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 350.org, and The TRUST Campaign to inform, inspire and uplift. We hope these stories will motivate activism in your community!
BIDDER 70 follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who on December 19, 2008, in a dazzling act of civil disobedience, derailed the outgoing Bush administration’s illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder #70, Tim bid 1.8 million dollars and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had [...]
Beth Gage, George Gage | 2012 | USA
Kathleen Nisbet and her father, Dave, farm oysters in Washington’s Willapa Bay. They recently shifted some of their business to Hawaii, after ocean acidification started killing baby oysters in local hatcheries. This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest.
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
The Umatilla Tribe in Northeastern Oregon has promised to take care of the foods that promised to take care of them: water, fish, game, roots and berries. Can they keep that promise in a warming world? This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work [...]
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Generation Green follows the journey of Patrick Hearps, a young chemical engineer working at an oil refinery, as he becomes increasingly concerned about his companies contribution towards adverse climate change. Torn between his career and a higher obligation of environmental stewardship, his personal struggle reflects the great dilemma of our generation. Patrick’s courageous choices and [...]
Briony Benjamin, Laura Noonan | 2012 | 13 min. | Australia
For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it.
Sandy Patch | 2012 | 14 min. | USA/Ecuador
https://vimeo.com/35927275 I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After 382 days spent riding through the streets of Montreal, being sometimes quite cold, sometimes quite hot – and sometimes quite scared, I dedicate this movie to him.
Guillaume Blanchet | 2012 | 3 min. | Canada
Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.
Mikey Schaefer | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
What if an answer to climate change was found beneath your feet? The Soil Solution explores the fascinating world of soil and documents the ranchers, farmers, and scientists who conserve, protect, and regenerate our natural resource. Healthy soil may provide a biologically-based, low cost solution to global climate change. We speak with those on the [...]
Producers Jill Cloutier and Carol Hirashima | 2012 | 30 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 1 of this series, meet youth plaintiff Alec Loorz, a 17-year old climate champion who has been working to find solutions to the [...]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 6 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST, is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 3 of this series, meet Nelson Kanuk, a 17-year old whose teaches us about the problems people living in the Arctic endure. Nelson [...]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 8 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 4 of this series, meet Jaime Lynn Butler, an [...]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 7 min. | USA
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Stuff Project teamed up with Free Range Studios to create “The Story of Change” because shopping your values is a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop. In this video Annie Leonard walks through key ingredients for successful change-making: a big idea, commitment to [...]
Free Range Studios, The Story of Stuff Project | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
Three decades ago, filmmaker Pete McBride had the opportunity to climb Linana, the false summit of Mt. Kenya. He was 9. He discovered his first glaciers and became enthralled with this African mountain, the second highest in the continent, which produces 70% of Kenya’s water supply. Today, it is changing. It’s glaciers are retreating. Some [...]
Pete McBride | 2013 | 28 min. | USA
Green Ambassadors recycle, compost, plant trees, carry Klean Canteens, start a Clean Plate Club, educate elementary school kids about sustainability and do much more to reduce their carbon footprint.
Lynne Cherry | 4 min. | USA