While climate change is front-page news, in our own back pages many are grieving. Or mutely frightened. Or numb. Or outraged. Or isolated and feeling hopeless. Others may be oddly celebrating a future of climate disorder.
This short-film festival explores the full range of human and artistic response to what may be coming next. Dramatic, comic, hopeful, despairing, absurdist, satirical, experimental, documentary, animated: your heart and vision have a home at the Climate Future Film Festival.
The first five of the ten short films will be shown during Part 1 on Tuesday, February 20, with the remainder to be shown during Part 2 on Tuesday, February 27. See the linked festival program for the order of the films. Both sessions will be accompanied by a brief exercise to address anxiety about climate change and followed by a conversation about your reactions to the films.
There will be a follow-up workshop, “From Climate Fear to Climate Action,” on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 pm with Kate Schapira, author of Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Booth.
The Climate Future Film Festival is created by Merlyn Climate Grants, which supports emerging climate leaders 13 to 30 in New England and New York. Donors and volunteers come from across the US. You can download the Festival program and climate action volunteer opportunities.
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