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Climate Future Film Festival- Part 1

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rochambeau Library – Community Room

Climate Future Film Festival

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 at 5:30. The remainder will be shown during Part 2 on Tuesday, February 27 at 5:30. 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.

After Part 1 Sue Anderbois, Providence City Councilor for Ward 3 and Chair of the Committee on Environment and Climate Resilience, will speak about climate related legislation and seek your input on the kinds of measures you’d like to see implemented in the city.

Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 pm there will be a follow-up workshop, “From Climate Fear to Climate Action,” with Kate Schapira, author of Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Booth: How to Live with Care and Purpose in an Endangered World, which will be out in April.

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.

Merlyn Climate Grants

Merlyn Climate Grants



February 20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rochambeau Library – Community Room
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Providence, RI 02906 United States
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