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Woods Hole Film Festival
On the Third Thursday of every month this summer, join the Museum of Science and the Woods Hole Film Festival in the Mugar Omni Theater for a lineup of independent film screenings amplifying inspiring and vital stories of climate change from some of today’s most visionary documentary filmmakers.
About the Festival
The Woods Hole Film Festival’s Film and Science Initiative is designed to accelerate collaboration and conversation between scientists and filmmakers. The goal of the Initiative is to provide opportunities to connect filmmakers and scientists to help them create films and other visual media that helps to improve public understanding of science.
More information about the full festival is available at woodsholefilmfestival.org; Contact them at [email protected]
Our Future, Our Fight: Wildfires, directed by Beth Murphy (short documentary episode, USA, 2021, 22 minutes)
Our Future, Our Fight is a fun, fact-filled 10-part docuseries that brings you into the exciting world of teens leading the climate action movement. In each episode, young activists share their personal motivation for taking action and team up with a climate scientist to explore solutions. From understanding the ways Indigenous practices can fight wildfires to addressing systemic racism for environmental justice, young people are leading the charge to save our planet… before it’s too late.
In the pilot episode Wildfires, we introduce Jonah Gottlieb, a Bay Area teen moved to action because of wildfires raging in his backyard. He investigates the connection between climate change and fire and how the Indigenous practice of cultural burning can offer solutions.
Produced by Principle Pictures and the Woods Hole Film Festival Film & Science Initiative. Selected to screen at the Woods Hole Film Festival (2021), the Environmental Film Festival in Our Nation’s Capital (2022), Cleveland International Film Festival (2022), Annapolis Film Festival (2022), River Run Film Festival, (2022), Indie Short Fest (2022).
Production is underway for Episode 2, featuring Juwaria Jama, an 18-year old first generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota who tackles environmental racism. After realizing pollution is responsible for skyrocketing asthma rates – especially in lower-income areas of her city – Juwaria decides to do something about it. She knows that people of color are most impacted by the climate crisis, and she’s challenging environmental inequalities in her state and beyond. We follow her to New York City where she will partner with Mychal Johnson, a long-time community-based advocate and co-founder of South Bronx Unite. Together, they seek solutions to climate injustice and help audiences understand why climate change is a crisis that doesn’t affect everyone equally.
Featuring panel conversation and Q&A with director Beth Murphy and activist Jonah Gottlieb.