For today’s program, I thought we would focus on themes of Leadership. You will hear how this idea was flipped upside down by NPR story on Trump, song by REM and the twisted irony of it all.
Which leads to our first movie. Get Me Roger Stone. Stone's career is a window into a half century of politics that led to the greatest upset in political history. We follow this movie with a real gem, a hit on the Festival circuit, now currently in theaters. Leave No Trace, where a father does his best to guide his daughter, living in a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon. And we wrap up with another kind of Leader, Bill Nye: Science Guy, as we see a man go from a science guru for kids to more of a science Statesman.
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, some 20 million people across the United States, young and old, took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. That first-ever Earth Day celebration gave voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet and marked the birth of the modern environmental movement.
In the years that followed, Earth Day morphed into an annual global event with people in more than 190 countries taking part in the celebrations.
As this year’s Earth Day approaches, all long-planned, in-person gatherings to celebrate half a century of the environmental movement have been cancelled.
This coming Wednesday, we won’t be able to go out on the streets to shout out our love for this living planet. Most of us will still be under shelter-in-place orders. Many others will be actively fighting a virus that has by now afflicted more than 2 million people and shutdown economies across the world. CLICK HERE to read full blog.
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.
Filmmakers can broaden their audiences and create powerful learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of students who might not otherwise see a particular film. This book helps to provide resources to filmmakers looking to impact both teaching and learning in the classroom.
Joanne Ashe, founding director www.Journeysinfilm.org
We believe in the power of film to inspire social change. With this book, emerging filmmakers now have a resource to help them develop engaging stories and tools to help activate audiences around the world.
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