The Social Impact Media Awards is an annual international documentary and educational impact media competition, honoring members in the independent film and global hu...
While the spring was busy, that was just the start as the season is really heating up with some film festivals dedicated to transformational media and others featurin...
March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will "March Against Monsanto." Currently, marches are being plann...
The Social Impact Media Awards is an annual international documentary and educational impact media competition, honoring members in the independent film and global humanitarian industry. Our objective is to champion and promote the stories of independent filmmakers, activists and grassroots change-makers that too often remain overlooked, and to provide a springboard for creative media that exemplifies excellence in its potential to inspire change.
Women lead environmental justice around the world in Arise. Exquisite cinematography and music are enhanced by Daryl Hannah’s evocative narration. These voices for change may be new to you.
Arise emphasizes women’s wisdom and spiritual connection with the Earth as they live sustainably. Mother and daughter Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando direct.
In this era of ecological peril, women across cultures are stepping forward. Arise finds beauty and hope even in extreme poverty. Reverent vignettes of art, scenery, music and poetry read by Hannah shine in this well edited production. The filmmakers told The Huffington Post that they persevered for seven years to bring these important stories to the screen. Each leader displays compassion, intelligence, conviction and active commitment. Among those featured are:
While the spring was busy, that was just the start as the season is really heating up with some film festivals dedicated to transformational media and others featuring some great new films and AwareGuide favorites. The SF Green Film Festival is becoming one of the top places to find films about important environmental issues, so hope to see you there! And first time festival Albuquerque Film & Media Experience scores a major win with a special evening with Robert Redford.
SF Green Film Festival 5/30-6/5
March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will "March Against Monsanto." Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states.
Tami Monroe Canal, lead organizer and creator of the now-viral Facebook page, says she was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. "I feel Monsanto threatens their generation's health, fertility and longevity. I couldn't sit by idly, waiting for someone else to do something."
Wow, Earth Week was an amazing week for transformational media! There were over 1000 community/home screenings of Do The Math, 350.orgs hot new film showing the dire need for climate change action!
Many TV channels did a great job of bringing environmental films to their viewers including the broadcast premier of Chasing Ice on National Geographic Channel, the US broadcast premiere of Carbon Nation on Current TV, and a whole line up on the Documentary Channel including some of our AwareGuide favorites such as Bag It!, Save The Farm, and Cafeteria Man.
Its Earth Month and there is a fantastic amount of activity happening around films. Common Ground Magazine featured an article on the Rise of Environmental Films and Festivals in its current issue. Check out the films mentioned, or see the theatrical launch of Bidder 70. Friday 4/19 starts off Earth Day celebrations with the Academy Award nominated Chasing Ice on National Geographic Channel for those who prefer to stay home and keep their carbon footprint to a minimum.
If you go to foreign films, if you go to documentaries, if you go to independent films, if you go to good films, you will become a better person because you will understand human nature better. Movies record human nature in a better way than any other art form, that's for sure.
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate…