New Films for Change

Written by Gary Tomchuk

After Labor Day it's back to work - and there are many exciting and powerful new films to support the cause! Environmental films are getting a big push before the upcoming COP21 Climate Talks in Paris with premieres of Time to Choose  and This Changes Everything, plus the theatrical release of How to Change the World and Racing Extinction

New Releases

This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, and directed by Avi Lewis, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Time to Choose outlines the broad range of global climate challenges and focuses on the race against time to implement existing solutions. Spanning five continents, it focuses on the innovators, leaders and average people working to tackle the problem – from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Oscar-winning Inside Job filmmaker Charles Ferguson again teams...

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world.

In Theaters
How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop the atomic bomb tests in Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement


Racing Extinction Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists to show the world never-before-seen images exposing issues of endangered species and mass extinction. They infiltrate notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics and explore scientific causes affecting the environment. This film will change the way we see the world.

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Seeds of Vandana Shiva How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become the world’s most powerful opponent of Monsanto? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, a feature-length documentary, presents the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva. A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international sustainable food movement.

Film Festivals
Awareness Film Festival The mission of the Awareness Film Festival is bringing awareness and to open eyes to some of our world's pressing issues: Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and the Spirit. We showcase both Documentary and Narrative Features, as well as Short Films, Music Videos and Public Service Announcements. This year's festival runs September 10-20 in Santa Monica, CA.

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