March Movie - Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
Start: Tuesday, March 17, 2020•12:00 AM • Pacific Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)
End: Wednesday, April 15, 2020•11:45 PM • Pacific Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)
Stream this movie at home with your family by clicking on this link: https://vimeo.com/248179921
You will receive the password to watch after you RSVP for this event.
Due to the necessity for us to self-quarantine, we can not meet at one location to screen this film and host a discussion panel. However, thanks to the generosity of the Redford Center, we have been given a link to allow would-be movie goers to watch "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" from the safety of their own houses. You will be taken to a page that will give you the password to access the movie once you click "Send RSVP".
After watching the movie, please feel free to open a discussion with fellow watchers at home and with your community via social media. Here are some discussion questions to get you going:
1. What was the one new fact or surprising piece of information that this film uncovered for you?
2. What small steps can you take in your every day life to reduce how much you rely on fossil fuels?
3. Do you know where your energy comes from in your home/community?
4. Should we, as a society, continue to build infrastructure around fossil fuels if renewable energy is the same price?
5. Do you think it would be possible for your community to get all of its energy from clean, renewable sources?
This film will be available at this link until April 15.
“We found the next great environmental documentary”
“The film aims to be a beacon of hope in a climate discourse that is often gloomy, and it succeeds. As Ross puts it, “We’re at a tipping point right now with renewable energy—and we’re going to win.”
“Much needed hope for planet earth”
“A new film premiering tonight on HBO shows that politicians, business executives and activists can band together for lasting, positive change.” — Titi Yu, Moyers and Company
“Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” gives us hope for the future
“Each and every stop and encounter Redford has, including talking with activist and actor Mark Ruffalo and the Navy who makes their own energy, is simply uplifting.”
Movie Synopsis: 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.
Please RSVP and share with family and friends!