Inviting your congregants to all view the same film at home, or hosting an in-person movie screening 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.
Once you have planned your event make sure to post it on the Faith Climate Action Week events calendar to invite your community to join you. List your events here.
Additional movies are still available if you would like to screen several films
The Human Element was very popular with over 10,000 views through the online offering.
In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT relays captivating stories from coast-to-coast, inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. 78 minutes long.
Love Thy Nature
- Movie is available for purchase here
- Download the Discussion Guide here
- Watch a trailer here
- Download for the “Forest Bathing” guide here
- IPL Letter Regarding Liam Neeson
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn
of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities
stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from
Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while
James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal
level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great
story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human
resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.
If you would like a movie kit that includes a discussion guide and permission for public screenings we have a few copies left of the Racing Extinction movie.
- Movie Kit is available for purchase here
- Download the Event Planning and Discussion Guide here
- View a 3 minute Special Edition version that focuses on Faith
Racing Extinction is an eco-thriller that examines mankind’s role in mass extinction. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos joins scientists, environmentalists, artists, and engineers to draw attention to this pressing issue.
Before the Flood
Congregations can order this movie kit with a discussion guide along with permission for public screenings. This is for US Congregations only.
“Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic.