Sustainability Series: KISS THE GROUND

Watch Trailer Director: Rebecca and Josh Tickell
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Tom Brady, Jason Mraz, Ian Somerhalder

About the Film

Hollywood superstar/activist Woody Harrelson narrates and stars in this timely documentary that promises to offer a real and viable solution to climate change: regenerating the Earth’s soil. By shifting our focus to the health of the very ground we stand on, we can rebuild the ecosystems that are rapidly being destroyed around the world, create sustainable and abundant food supplies, and stabilize some of the chaotic climate-related phenomena that have become all-too-common in the 21st century.

Created by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Kiss the Ground features not only striking visuals, but also a host of well-known celebrities (Jason Mraz, Tom Brady, Ian Somerhalder) and expert scientists who all pull together to deliver a message of hope for the planet’s future. Nominated for and winner of numerous awards on the film festival circuit, this film is sure to add a new perspective on the problem of climate change…a perspective that is more “down to earth”.

About the series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries, and OHIO’s Environmental Studies Program present the 11th annual Sustainability Film Series.

This year’s batch of films will be centered on reflecting the urgency of what is before us. After a decade of screening movies and hosting discussions led by experts from the OHIO student body and faculty and the Athens community detailing the problems facing the world, this semester’s focus will be on solutions.

The films will demonstrate that a collaborative approach to problem-solving — involving all members of our global community, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender — is a necessity. Education is the first crucial step in both understanding the world’s problems and developing sustainable solutions.

Following the screening of each of these beautiful, thought-provoking, and timely films, audience members are invited to join us for a panel discussion hosted by OHIO faculty members, students, and members of the Athens community.

The series is sponsored by Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Office of Sustainability, Center for Campus & Community Engagement, University College and beloved nonprofits and businesses.

Free admission and post-show discussion as part of the Spring Sustainability Series.


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Running Time: 84 MINS84 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible