Climate Action Film Festival
Tuesday, April 21 | 12PM
// FREE | Register via Zoom here //
With our spring season of programming postponed due to Covid-19, we have planned online and digital reworkings of our postponed programs, with streaming options for audiences to participate in BASILICA GREEN while safely in isolation at home.
In celebration of Earth Day, on Tuesday, April 21, we will continue our collaboration with Certified BCorp SunCommon to present a streamed selection of short films focused on solutions to the climate crisis, as part of SunCommon’s Climate Action Film Festival. Filmmakers will include long-time friend of Basilica Green initiatives Jon Bowermaster, whose award-winning work presents striking and beautiful local and global studies into those working to combat the climate and energy crisis. Further films will tackle topics ranging from the work of Extinction Rebellion, to the innovative activism of two indigenous poets.
The mission of the Climate Action Film Festival is to bring together stories and filmmakers from around the globe to address the climate crisis.
The first annual Climate Action Film Festival premiered in February 2020. CAFF is a celebration of short films with a focus on solutions to the climate crisis. These times require collective action. Our goal is to promote diverse solutions and unite our efforts in pursuit of a common goal.
The required response goes well beyond our own homes, businesses, and communities. Every day, activists, scientists, farmers, teachers, and community leaders, young and old, near and far are taking action, enacting solutions, and driving change. And filmmakers have been capturing their stories. Join us: witness and share their messages of progress, resilience, and hope. The films we featured display a range of responses to the greatest existential threat of our time. We hope these stories will inspire you to take action.
The risk of climate breakdown is real, but it can be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions. The filmmakers’ aim is to prevent climate breakdown by restoring our life support systems. You can help.
A short documentary from Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films explores efforts by Hudson Valley farmers to keep carbon in the ground with regenerative farming methods.
Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover
Extinction Rebellion NYC staged a demonstration in the middle of a Times Square intersection in an effort to disrupt “”business as usual”” and draw attention to the climate crisis. They used an attention-grabbing neon green boat as a reminder that New York is threatened by sea level rise.
Two indigenous poets – one from the Marshall Islands and another from Greenland – meet at the source of our rising seas to share a moment of solidarity.