Proof that film has the power to ignite change and galvanize action.
Happy World Wetlands Day! Check out SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories from our film archives for a story that gives voice and humanity to the man-made messes created by coastal oil spills like BP. Have you heard about the ongoing Taylor Oil Spill? It's been leaking 10,000 to 30,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf. Every day. For 14 years.
Social and environmental justice are inseparable.
Women and minorities are disproportionately affected by climate change, often because of social constructions that are deeply rooted in our societies around the globe. They are also essential to climate action and integral in finding solutions.
Broadcast coverage of climate change in recent years has not been devoted to telling the most critical stories. Complex issues are glossed over, reports are buried, and climate-talk is dominated by the Trump Administration. We must continue to fight to ensure that the truth is reaching the public by bringing fearless independent filmmakers from around the globe to share their crucial stories.
Thanksgiving is always controversial, from its problematic imperialist origins to its encouragement of national overconsumption. Rather than lament the holiday's flaws, we can use this opportunity to open up a dialogue about important issues like indigenous rights & environmental justice, conscious consumption, and food waste.
We've gathered a collection of films from the Festival archives to get the conversation going with your friends and family this holiday season.
This Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since World War I. In honor of this significant anniversary, we would like to share with you these powerful films from the Festival archives on the environmental impact of war. From the devastation of advancing warfare technology and threats to genetic diversity preservation to nuclear threats and satirical apocalyptic scenarios, there are many perspectives to consider and stories to be told.
Photo: WWI Belgium, Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War
We learned about the cultural conservation efforts of the Yurok Tribe in Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future by Bay Area filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most. Find out more about the latest happenings surrounding this tribal culture.
The annual flagship Green Film Festival is all wrapped up, but we still have many green events that you'll love lined up this October! Check out some highlights from the Festival, see what some of the audiences and filmmakers had to say, and mark your calendars for upcoming encore and co-presented screenings.
It's a Wrap! Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2018 Green Film Festival.
This year's festival ended with the hope-inspiring sneak-peek screening of The Condor and The Eagle, September 13, after a week of over 60 new environmental films from around the globe, and 100 filmmakers and guest speakers, with expert panels and incredible audience discussions.