Additional movies are still available if you would like to screen several films. Purchase a DVD and download a free screening guide for each film on this page.
The featured film of Faith Climate Action Week 2023 aligned with our theme, “Living the Golden Rule: Just Transition to a Clean Energy Economy”.
Hundreds of congregations screened the Current Revolution series of short films during Faith Climate Action Week 2023. Thanks to a partnership with the American Resilience Project, Interfaith Power & Light offered free screening rights (valued at $90) to show this film during Faith Climate Action Week, April 14-23, 2023.
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You can now purchase a screening license to show these films to your group from the American Resilience Project website. Purchase it here.
Current Revolution, a series of short films from the American Resilience Project, explores the transition from fossil fuels to renewables with a focus on national security, economic prosperity, and environmental justice. These films show how the nation can embrace smart policies and investments that support grid modernization through distributed renewable energy generation, and ensure that the transition is just and sustainable. The short films are a perfect length for planning discussion.
The Transformation Cannot Be Stopped, episode 1, 37 minutes long, tackles the challenge of how the utility, auto, tech, and defense industries can help modernize the aging power grid to make it more secure and responsive to the needs of its users while enhancing environmental performance.
Nation in Transition, episode 2, 29 minutes long, explores the coal-to-renewables transition on the Navajo Nation and across northern Arizona through the stories of workers, their families and communities, business and tribal leaders, utility executives, policy makers and environmental activists. The film offers a roadmap for accelerating and navigating just energy transitions for workers and communities everywhere.
Workforce Rising, episode 3, 6 minutes long, The rapid advancement of electric vehicles is disrupting numerous industries and workforces, and the lack of charging infrastructure and grid capacity is lagging behind advances in automotive technology. The already-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill provides the greatest opportunity to accelerate the transition, as long as the money is spent quickly and wisely.
Total running time of all 3 films is 72 minutes long.
On April 17th at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern IPL President, Rev. Susan Hendershot hosted a conversation with Roger Sorkin, the award-winning filmmaker of the Current Revolutions film series. IPL’s own Board Chair emeritus, Rev. Gerald Durley, featured in the film, also joined us to remind us why people of faith and conscience have a role to play in a just transition to a clean energy economy.
Youth V. Gov
YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Armed with a wealth of evidence, twenty-one courageous leaders file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the U.S. government, asserting it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future. Thanks to Barrelmaker Productions for their generous offer of this fabulous opportunity. The film is one hour and 50 minutes long. Now available on Netflix.
BONUS: IPL Webinar with filmmaker and youth featured in the film
This film was chosen as the featured film of Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week 2022. Our theme was Sacred Trust: Our Children’s Right to a Livable Future.
Download the free Faith Climate Action Week organizer’s kit for ideas for actions related to the film. It’s evergreen!
Kiss the Ground
“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE SCREENING KIT with faith-based discussions questions and sample promotional materials.
ALSO A BONUS: A WEBINAR WITH THE FILMMAKER AND CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS!
Get inspired to take action in your locale to care for the earth and support food justice! Share the recording of this webinar with your congregation, and host a discussion afterwards.
Watch the recording of “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope”, a webinar conversation with the award-winning filmmaker of Kiss the Ground, Josh Tickell. Panelists also included: Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick of Stone Temple Baptist Missionary Church in Chicago who told us about the Stone Temple Peace Garden collaboration with Chicago Sinai Congregation, and Veronica Kyle, the Statewide Outreach Director of IPL affiliate Faith in Place. Veronica has been instrumental in supporting several successful “congregational supported agriculture” farms in the Chicago area serving food insecure neighborhoods.
Thanks to a partnership with Kiss the Ground and Roco Films, Interfaith Power & Light was able to offer you this inspiring film!
This film was chosen as the featured film of Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week, April 16-25, 2021. Our theme this year was Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections between our Food, our Faith, and the Climate. Learn more about the week here.
The Human Element
The Human Element was very popular with over 10,000 views through the online offering.
In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT relays captivating stories from coast-to-coast, inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. 78 minutes long. This was a very popular film with IPL supporters – over 10,000 viewed it through IPL’s online offering.
Love Thy Nature
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.
Before the Flood
“Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic.
Congregations can order this movie kit with a discussion guide along with permission for public screenings. This is for US Congregations only.
Racing Extinction is an eco-thriller that examines mankind’s role in mass extinction. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos joins scientists, environmentalists, artists, and engineers to draw attention to this pressing issue.