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Gratitude Revealed Virtual Cinema Premiere
An epic journey forty years in the making, GRATITUDE REVEALED from acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a collective cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude. Buy tickets to watch the film and join a live post-screening Gratitude forum with the director, cast members, experts and musical guests on World Gratitude Day, September, 21. We are grateful for your participation. As a screening host, a percentage of the tickets sales helps raise funds for Films for the Planet!
Connectivity Project Virtual Premiere
Connectivity Project examines the idea of chaos theory and explores how our stories and actions can have a powerful ripple effect around the world. This visually stunning film and docuseries features interviews with tribal elders, noted scientists and naturalists, and weaves connections between science, culture and spirituality. The recorded event features live screenings, panels, and film conversations with educational resources focusing on the steep challenges and practical ways we can support our local pollinators. Together, we discover that small actions can indeed have a large impact. How would we act if we saw the world differently? Free for a limited time only.
Regenerative Communities Summit Film Series
Featuring films and stories about local resilience for a regenerative future. As the climate emergency, social crises, natural and everyday disasters continue to rock our communities, Transition US and the broader movement for regenerative, just and resilient communities offer inspiration and hope through practical local action. From cultivating indigenous food sovereignty, co-ops and local food webs to inner resilience and deep adaptation – communities across the globe are forging new paths and embodying the courage to see the world with new eyes. Free films for a limited time only.
Global Freshwaters Summit Virtual Film Festival
Through stunning photography and timely narratives, we embark on a revealing journey that contemplates the river's timeless bounty and gives voice to its urgent challenges. From the U.S. heartland to New Zealand and beyond, our great rivers have a story to tell. It’s up to us to listen, as together we set an intention to value, heal and protect our most precious natural resource. From pollution, industrial agriculture and water privatization to the Rights of Nature—we will explore how our personal and planetary health depends on fresh perspectives and collective action. Featuring 15+ award-winning films, interactive conversations, presenters and movement leaders. Free films for a limited time only.
"Listening Deeply" is a curated collection of films and study guides about systemic injustice. This program features twenty critically-acclaimed films, including award-winning miniseries, an Oscar-nominated film and a video of Maya Angelou’s electrifying poem “Still I Rise." The program offers insight into the social, political, and economic forces causing racial tension and upheaval in our world. With exposure to true-to-life stories comes an opportunity to bring planetary healing by acknowledging and confronting the persistent gaps of injustice and inequality. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves on the ongoing systemic cycles of oppression, learn what we can do to become better allies and strengthen the globally-connected movement for unity and peace. Select films FREE for a limited time only.
Home Together Educational Resources & Activities
Sheltering in place provides a unique opportunity for “teachable moments” that bring families together. These moments can be quite transformative for individuals and family units as they explore ways together to think globally and act locally. Our selection of top documentaries, supplemental learning materials, online games, board games, books, cards, and educational websites provide a diverse set of activities for all ages (preschool-adult). Practical activities fit into a number of themes such as Creative Inspiration, Rethinking Plastic, Gardening and Permaculture, Climate Action, Web of Life, and the Well-being Economy.
Art of Hosting Film Webinar
Join the #CommunitySolutionsChallenge. All around the world, people are sparking conversation by hosting screenings in living rooms, libraries, community settings and independent theaters. Film can ignite movements, bridge build and play a critical role as a catalyst for civic engagement. Gain valuable insights and tools to engage your community in contemplation, conversation and collective action. Hear from filmmakers and industry insiders and obtain practical guidelines and comprehensive checklists to create a seamless experience. By bringing your classroom, organization or community group together to interact, you become part of an exciting social change momentum igniting collective solutions.
Are climate solutions right under our feet? Ryland Engelhart co-founder at Kiss the Ground and Josh Whiton, founder of MakeSoil say YES! Soil is a living organism and there is a strong connection between soil, human, and planetary health. Watch the interview and fourteen FREE documentary shorts to learn how regenerative agriculture represents a solution to climate change as well as a fundamental shift in our relationship to nature. Discover how you can be part of a citizen soil movement that transforms your health and community while elevating your consciousness by the simple yet profound act of making soil together.
Metamorphosis Virtual Premiere
Velcrow Ripper and Nova Ami's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change - the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Stream the film and listen to the interview with the award-winning filmmakers as we explore the metamorphosis symbolism for humanity during this time of epic transition. Learn how the documentary is bringing people together through its community workshops. Find out how you can be part of the Metamorphosis story and conversation.
Metamorphic Convergence Streaming Film Series
Metamorphic Convergence – A Journey of Planetary Stewardship shines a light on the path from the present to the future, while weaving together regenerative solutions and fresh perspectives from artists, scientists, activists, authors and philosophers. Through poetic imagery, visual meditation and timely interviews – the series delves into how our environmental crisis is an opportunity for radical personal and planetary transformation. Artists and filmmakers guide us on a journey to reconcile what they perceive as a crossroads for humanity.
Documentary and VR Film Catalog – Global Goals 9-17
Responsible leaders world-over have committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to help us all achieve a more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world. Educators interested in providing information about the SDG’s for the next generation of leaders can access relevant documentaries and VR films through this handy guide. The catalog includes aligned SDG’s, discussion guidelines, and educational resources. It also includes an Educator and Community Toolkit and is ideal for businesses and communities wishing to learn about and implement the Goals.
Documentary and VR Film Catalog – Global Goals 1-8
Responsible leaders world-over have committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to help us all achieve a more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world. Educators interested in providing information about the SDG’s for the next generation of leaders can access relevant documentaries and VR films through this handy guide. The catalog includes aligned SDG’s, discussion guidelines, and educational resources. It also includes an Educator and Community Toolkit and is ideal for communities wishing to learn about and implement the Goals.
A Plastic Ocean
This year, the 2018 Earth Day theme is “A World without Plastic Pollution.” Click here to watch FREE streams of “A Plastic Ocean,” a film Sir David Attenborough calls, “one of the most important films of our time.” A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution – while introducing workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better. Listen to our "Zero Waste Living" podcast with Bea Johnson, best-selling author of "Zero Waste Home" and international speaker inspiring thousands to take a stance against needless waste. Special guests include Laurie Wilson, founder of Blue Ocean Summit and Blue Ocean Network. This program is chock-full of additional films, educational and take-action resources.
“Future Dreaming” Film Series
We invite you to be stirred and motivated by meaningful conversation around films that envision new planetary systems and ways of imagining the future. Access the five-film series including “Future Dreaming” which explores the narratives that drive our economic, social and political thinking and offers a new way of understanding the human condition. Listen to the podcast interview with best-selling author, Dr. David C. Korten who is a visionary proponent of living-earth economies and systems. His books include the international best-seller "When Corporations Rule the World", "Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth", and "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community".
A Quest for Meaning – the Movie
“A Quest For Meaning” recounts the life-changing journey undertaken by two childhood friends gone to question the workings of the world, our relationship with nature and the meaning of life. This inspiring film connects personal growth and social change. Watch on Films for the Planet and and enjoy an interview with film director Marc de La Ménardière and Satish Kumar — activist, writer, philosopher, editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, and former director of the Schumacher College International Centre for Ecological Studies. Be part of the story movement! Click here to learn how you can join thousands around the world in hosting community screenings and post-screening discussions.
“Sacred Earth” Nature Immersion Films for 7 Days of Rest Global Event
Join individuals and communities around the world to co-create a coherent field of rest, deep listening and benevolent actions during 7 Days of Rest Global event. Films for the Planet has joined with Sacred Earth Pictures to feature FREE viewings of “Sacred Earth” and “Echoes of Creation” as seen on Public Television by Emmy Award® winning director Jan Nickman. This mesmerizing visual and musical celebration of our cherished natural environment effortlessly becomes a deeply contemplative and regenerative experience. Click here to access FREE viewing information.
PEACE RISING: World Peace & Global Unity Streaming Film Series
The six films featured in this series inspire bridge building through cross-cultural understanding while helping individuals and communities move toward an increased global coherence that amplifies our collective capacity for global good. The series originally streamed during Peace Month and included the free streaming of Hollywood’s “Green Producer," Greg Reitman's award-winning documentary ROOTED in PEACE which coincided with the films theatrical release in over 80 U.S. cities on Int'l. Day of Peace. The common ideals shared in these films create an exceptional viewing experience that is especially relevant for our time.
Earth Week 2017 Streaming Documentary Series
Five films. Five Days. One Challenge. This year’s action-packed Earth Week Documentary Series includes internationally acclaimed films which are educationally focused and beautifully produced. These stunning films will ignite both challenge and high adventure for personal or group viewing. Sign-in to access this exciting Earth Week program year-round or add these films to your scheduled Earth Day events to spark a conversation. In partnership with the 2017 Earth Day Network campaign for Environmental and Climate Literacy.
Renewing the Collective Heart of Democracy
Films for the Planet is featuring a series of informative films and resources for those who are awakening to a renewed sense of civic duty, and who want to rev up their resistance and resilience toolkits. Ideal for community sharing, conversation and action. “Full engagement in the movement called democracy requires no less of us than full engagement in the living of our own lives.” - Parker Palmer
Rise of the Eco-Warriors
Can a documentary have measurable impact? YES! Often the best part of the story starts with collective action after the film is released. Receive exclusive FREE viewing details for Rise of the Eco-Warriors and review the Rise of the Eco-Warriors Impact Report - a dynamic data visualization and case study reporting on the remarkable global impacts of this vibrant story eco-system. The film, TV series and ground-breaking educational curriculum are exemplary – inspiring a movement that is ideally positioned to replicate solutions and help turn the tide on climate inaction. Viewing offer for a limited time only.
The Art of Hosting Film
Download this invaluable check list on how to plan, promote and facilitate a film event and group discussion. All around the world, people are sparking conversation by hosting screenings in living rooms, libraries, community settings and independent theaters. Film can play a critical role as a catalyst for civic engagement, while providing incentives for fundraising, policy change, and action. By bringing your classroom, organization, community or faith group together to interact, you become part of an exciting social change momentum igniting collective solutions.