Dive in to activist and documentary cinema with a green film and conversation series presented by the Jewish Film Institute and Urban Adamah, co-presented by SF Green Film Festival.
The series kicks off on Thursday, November 12 at the Urban Adamah tent in Berkeley with There Once was an Island, followed on December 3 by the documentary How to Change the World (SFGFF 2015) at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center Screening Room in San Francisco. The series wraps on January 7 with an encore screening of American Commune, also in San Francisco.
Join us for popcorn and tea under the stars in Berkeley and drinks and nosh in the heart of San Francisco, as JFI presents film and encourages dialogue to take action.
All screenings are free and open to the public!
How to Change the World
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement. Media savvy from the beginning, these pioneers captured their seat-of-their-pants activist adventures on 16mm film. From this vivid archive and sly narration by Robert Hunter, an early guiding force of the organization, Jerry Rothwell has created a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film. When youthful energy comes up against the complexities of a growing organization, and idealism meets compromise, the group find their battle to save the planet forces them also to fight each other. This insightful film is also a vibrant, moving reflection on the struggle to balance the political and the personal.
Dir. Jerry Rothwell, Canada/UK, 2015, 109 min.
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