Available to watch April 26th – 28th, 2021
Post-show Zoom discussion at 7:00PM on Wednesday, April 28th
How to watch
Watch three sustainability-minded short films free from home, then join in a Zoom discussion featuring filmmaker Susan Rockefeller on the final night of viewing!
To participate, please register using the registration form below. An email will be delivered to you when the films become available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. The Zoom discussion will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance.
Access information will be sent to those registered on Monday, April 26th. If you register after Monday morning on the week of the event, please note there may be a delay in receiving your registration access information. Access information will be sent daily at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to check your spam, clutter, or junk folder if you have not seen your registration email by 5:00.
About the shorts
COME HOME, LAY DOWN YOUR BURDEN (11 min)
Award-winning filmmaker, artist, and conservationist Susan Rockefeller seeks to reconcile memories of a more harmonious and cooperative ecosystem with the ecological disaster facing the planet and its peoples today.
WATER WARRIORS (22 min)
WATER WARRIORS is the story of a community’s successful resistance against the oil and gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.
JOANNA MACY AND THE GREAT TURNING (27 min)
Based on the well-known writer and activist, The Great Turning refers to the third major revolution of human existence after the agricultural and industrial revolutions–now underway–as we struggle to shift to a more sustainable civilization
About the speaker
Susan Rockefeller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist and
conservationist. She is founder of Musings (www.musingsmag.com), a digital magazine that showcases responsible innovation and provides inspiration and action for a better world. Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Peggy McGrath Rockefeller Foundation, David Rockefeller Fund, Land and Garden Preserve, and is a Mission Board Member of Imagine. Susan is also Principal of Louverture films where she has exec- and co-produced over 20 acclaimed films including Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda and Aquarela ; Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum; and RaMell Ross’ Hale County This Morning, This Evening. Sue’s own original films—including “Bach Star Cafe,” “Food for Thought, Food for Life,” “Striking a Chord,” “Making the Crooked Straight,” and “Mission of Mermaids”—have aired on HBO, PBS and Discovery. Susan is also a member of the Film Committee at MoMA, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an avid encaustic painter and bee keeper in the Hudson Valley in New York.
About The Film Collaborative
The Environmental Shorts Program is presented in association with Community Conversations, a program of The Film Collaborative with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sarah Hancock Foundation. Community Conversations is dedicated to fostering the best of documentary film and conversation on the critical social issues of the today in select states throughout the U.S.
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This event is sponsored by the Ohio University Office of Sustainability.