Omimeo Mime Theatre and The Charlotte Film Society are presenting the inaugural Charlotte Earth Day Film Festival.
Starting April 22nd, 2021, the festival will offer six FREE films, all to be watched virtually. You can pre-order any of all of the films now, and start watching them on Earth Day, April 22nd. They’ll be available through April 25th.
These documentaries address how our actions are interconnected to and responsible for sustaining the earth’s ecosystems.
Charlotte Earth Day Film Festival Guide
“Carbon Nation” is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues.
KISS THE GROUND
“Kiss the Ground” reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST
What kind of future do we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. The film upends our way of thinking and provides insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, and how our fundamental nature influences our future as mankind.
MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL
Mossville, LA: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land – and his community.
In a time of growing inequality in America, there is one asset that remains in the hands of the American people: the 640 million acres of America’s Public Lands. Given its status as the last large-scale public asset on the planet, powerful forces have aligned to attempt the largest land grab in modern history, rob Americans of this unique birthright, and make modern day vassals of the American people.
THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD
“The Race to Save The World” follows the passion and unwavering commitment of people who aren’t putting their heads in the sand, or waiting for someone else to do something: they’re in the trenches fighting climate change. It’s a film about people, ages 15 to 72, who see the danger coming and are putting their lives on the line to try to turn this around. This is an uplifting film that will inspire viewers to stop waiting on the sidelines and make their voices heard for a livable future.
More Earth Day Events in CharlotteCheck out our list of Earth Day events in Charlotte, or look at a day by day list, here:
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021