FILMS Worth Checking Out while engaged in Personal Reflection over December-January
Here are six recent and new releases you might look out for, on the big screen or on dvd or to purchase online, all of which look to be good viewing during this MIRP personal reflection time. The movie websites are worth exploring for a synopsis of the movie and for additional resources.
- a call to action amidst massive species loss. The film exposes the two worlds that are driving global species extinction—the international wildlife trade and the fossil fuel industry.
Salt of the Earth
A journey with Sebastião Salgado, a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.
How to change the World
chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything
Seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
[Trailer (02:22)]; [Website]; [How to see it] Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller
A film with three voices (those of the people, the testimony of the planet, the lyricism of the music). real-life stories from 2,020 women and men in 60 countries and 63 languages (from Mercy eNews Issue #649).
What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?..
How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change
Filmed in 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? Directed by Josh Fox (Gasland)
Published in Mercy eNews 16 December, 2015