In August, we issued a Call for Projects that focused on the effects of climate change on human health and well being. We looked for projects that could engage audiences in action and gave priority to U.S. stories and audiences. We are thrilled to announce the following three projects have been selected.
Hosted by Layel Camargo
Captured and edited by Jesús Iñiguez
A web series designed to expose the realities of those bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, center the knowledge and experience of frontline communities in conversations around climate change, and present their collective/community-based solutions for a more sustainable future.
Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance
Directed by Jan Haaken and Samantha Praus
Grounded in people and places at the heart of the climate crisis, “Necessity” traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. The story unfolds in a setting where indigenous activists and non-indigenous allies make use of the necessity defense in making a moral case for acts of civil disobedience.
Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster
Produced by Working Films
A curated collection of short documentaries that illuminate experiences, systems, and solutions so that communities can better prepare for and respond to climate disaster. Revisioning Recovery brings overlooked stories into the light and exposes the historical inequities that are exacerbated when disasters hit.
We would like to give a special shout out to review panel members: Carina Barnett-Loro (Senior Program Manager, Climate Advocacy Lab), Nakisa Glover (Executive Director, Sol Nation) and Heather Smith (Film Fund Lead and Senior Advisor, Our Children’s Earth). We are grateful for their participation and willingness to share their expertise and insight with us during the review process.