Inviting your congregants to all view the same film is a great way to spark discussion and inspire your congregation to take action as part of your Faith Climate Action Week activities.
Kiss the Ground Documentary Inspires Action to Regenerate the World’s Soils
“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.
This film has been chosen as the featured film of Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week, April 16-25, 2021. Our theme this year is Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections between our Food, our Faith, and the Climate. Learn more about the week here.
Plan to screen it at your congregation. Screen it virtually for free from April 10 through 26 by signing up below. View it with your family or Covid-pod in the safety of your home. Or as a congregation screen it by inviting your members to view it at home, or screen it in-person following the COVID-safe regulations in your area using a DVD from IPL. Some congregations are planning to host small, outdoor, distanced screenings projecting the film on a wall or screen. And some congregations are passing around a DVD to congregational families or Covid-pods for small screenings. DVDs available for sale through IPL (see below, screening rights included), online screening is free.
Once you register you will receive the links to view the film and be able to view the film at home at your leisure through April 26.
Each household must register to get the link to view and report how many viewers, so that we can provide a count of viewers to the film team to THANK THEM for their generous free offer!
ALSO A BONUS: A WEBINAR WITH THE FILMMAKER AND CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS!
When you register to view the film, you will also receive the Zoom link to join this special webinar conversation!
APRIL 21, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Get inspired to take action in your locale to care for the earth and support food justice!
Join IPL for “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope”, a webinar conversation with the award-winning filmmaker of Kiss the Ground, Josh Tickell. Panelists also include: Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick of Stone Temple Baptist Missionary Church in Chicago who will tell us about the Stone Temple Peace Garden collaboration with Chicago Sinai Congregation, and Veronica Kyle, the Statewide Outreach Director of IPL affiliate Faith in Place. Veronica has been instrumental in supporting several successful “congregational supported agriculture” farms in the Chicago area serving food insecure neighborhoods. April 21, 11am PT/2pm ET
And we also encourage you to consider hosting a post-film webinar discussion with your congregants highlighting panelists from your area’s local food movement to learn about local opportunities.
Download the free screening kit with faith-based discussions questions and sample promotional materials.
Thanks to a partnership with Kiss the Ground and Roco Films, Interfaith Power & Light is able to offer you this inspiring film!