General Film/Video Resources
Current Film Recommendations:
Dammed to Extinction, Washington’s Chinook Salmon and Southern Resident Orcas
Racing Extinction, 6th Mass Extinction Event
UU Recommended Films
UU Ministry for Earth recommended films: Extensive list of films addressing different aspects of climate change and climate justice.
- Morning Sermon, “A Humble Relationship with Reality”
- Evening Dialogue, pt 1, “Regenerative Inspiration in Challenging Times”
- Evening Dialogue, pt 2, “Regenerative Inspiration in Challenging Times”
Legislative Priorities Videos
These videos were created for the 2018 – 2019 WA legislative session.
- Audubon Society VP of Climate Change: Matthew Anderson: Talks about climate change and the role of faith communities in responding.
- UW professor Richard H. Gammon, talks about climate change and faith communities. Univ. of Washington Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Oceanography, Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Science
- UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa Interview: Working towards a low-carbon society for “the well-being of people”
- Rev. Tom Shade, The Lively Tradition Blog: UU theology of climate change: “This Changes Everything“
- Maia Bellon, WA State Ecology Director
- Environmental Justice Practitioners Network (EJPN) webinar on Colonization and Unitarian Universalism, with special guest Rev. Clyde Grubbs.
So why not spend your lockdown binge-watching environmental documentaries that come with an impactful message about the fate of our planet?
Kiss the Ground:Between wildfires devastating the U.S. West Coast and storms battering the Gulf, the impacts of the climate crisis can feel overwhelming right now. Kiss the Ground offers an alternative to all of the bad news by focusing on solutions. The film, directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell and narrated by Woody Harrelson, explains how we can heal the Earth through "regenerative agriculture," farming practices that draw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and into soil as a way to restore soil health, which in turn boosts ecosystems and food supplies.
Public Trust: The Fight for America's Public LandsThis award-winning documentary tells the stories of Indigenous activists, journalists, whistleblowers and historians working to protect America's public lands. The film focuses on three political struggles: the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, the mining of Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota and the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to fossil fuel exploration.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our PlanetDavid Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, which was also produced by Silverback Films and directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes and Keith Scholey, features an intimate conversation between Attenborough and Sir Michael Palin as the broadcaster reflects on his life and a career that took him to every continent on Earth. In addition to streaming on Netflix, the movie will be available in select theaters starting Sept. 28. "For decades, David has brought the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide, but there has never been a more significant moment for him to share his own story and reflections," WWF executive producer Colin Butfield said in a statement. "This film coincides with a monumental year for environmental action as world leaders make critical decisions on nature and climate. It sends a powerful message from the most inspiring and celebrated naturalist of our time." Read more here.
Climate Change is simple remix, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HEtR6SOb-w, 15 min: by David Roberts of Seattle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ZDxWBvuPI&feature=youtu.be, 3 min: by Peter Harrison of Vancouver