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Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons; or that dancing around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? Why are these solutions not sufficient? But most importantly, what can be done instead to actually stop the murder of the planet?
 

Credits

Words based on the essay of the same title by Derrick Jensen. Original camera by Jordan Brown and Masao Tamaoki. Music by Jordan Brown, Chris Clark, Alan Whitehead, Amon Tobin, Horace Silver, Bonobo and Murcof. Additional footage credits to respective creators, some of whom are: Chris White, Babak Tafreshi, Melissa Parker, Colin Riche, Alex Delany, Sam Irwin, Jeff Grewe, Chris Pritchard, Ben Knight, Danny McShane, Joel Schat, Simon Waller, Ron Fricke, Franklin López, Michel Benjamin, Dominique Gentil, Emily James, Mårten Nilsson, Lukas Eisenhauer, Josh Fox, Peter Mettler, and Indymedia. And all further credit where credit is due for unknown or unattributed creators whose work appears.
 

 

Showing

March 5th, 12th-13th, 2016 Project Native Film Festival Massachusetts, United States
April 3rd, 2016 Craque-Bitume Quebec, Canada
April 14th – 15th, 2016 Georgetown University Film Festival Washington DC, United States
April 23rd, 2016 Earth Port Film Festival Massachusetts, United States
May 20th, 2016 Ekotop Envirofilm Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
May 21st, 2016 May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival Illinois, United States
July 29th – 31st, 2016 Social Machinery Film Festival Mantova, Italy
July 27th, 2016 Where Is The Horse Film Festival Monterrey, Mexico
August 5th – 7th, 2016 G2 Green Earth Film Festival California, United States
October 6th – 16th, 2016 Awareness Film Fest Los Angeles, United States
October 6th, 2016 Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival Tofino, Canada and more
October 7th – 9th, 2016 Below Five Zero Melbourne, Australia
October 14th – 16th, 2016 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 15th – 19th, 2016 Ekotop Envirofilm Festival Prague, Czech Republic
October 17th – 23rd, 2016 Life Sciences Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic
October 21st – 31st, 2016 American Conservation Film Festival West Virginia, United States
November 7th, 2016 Myrna Loy Center Montana, United States
November 16th – 20th, 2016 OFF Cinema Festiv Poznań, Poland
January 5th, 2017 Egyptian Theatre Idaho, United States
January 12th – 16th, 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Nevada City California, United States
February 12th, 2017 The Siskiyou FilmFest Grants Pass Oregon, United States
March 7th, 2017 The Flying Monkey Movie House Plymouth, United States
March 18th, 2017 Salida Steam Plant Theatre Colorado, United States
March 18th, 2017 Auburn State Theatre California, United States
March 25th, 2017 Picture Farm Film Festival Brooklyn New York, United States
March 25th, 2017 Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Centre San Juan, United States
April 5th, 2017 Violet Crown Cinema Charlottesville, United States
April 6th, 2017 Harrisonburg Court Square Theatre Virginia, United States
April 14th, 2017 Whitman College Washington, United States
May 11th, 2017 California State University, Chico California, United States
May 13th, 2017 Doris Duke Theatre Honolulu, United States
September 20th – 24th, 2017 Matsalu Nature Film Festival Lihula, Estonia
October 12th, 2017 Greenwich West Arts Centre London, United Kingdom
October 14th, 2017 Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center Tennessee, United States
October 22nd, 2017 Red Mountain Theatre Alabama, United States
October 26th – 29th, 2017 Noosa International Film Festival Queensland, Australia
October 28th, 2017 Soper Reese Community Theatre California, United States
October 28th, 2017 Henderson Campus Center, Allegheny College Pennsylvania, United States
November 2nd – 6th, 2017 CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival and Forum New Delhi, India
November 3rd, 2017 Auburn University Goodwyn Hall Alabama, United States
November 10th, 2017 Museum of Northern California Art California, United States
November 10th, 2017 Flying Monkey Arts Center Huntsville, United States
November 16th, 2017 Roxy Theatre, Missoula Montana, United States
November 16th, 2017 Seacrets Jamaica USA Montana, United States
November 25th, 2017 Columbia Valley Centre British Columbia, Canada
December 8th, 2017 Great Falls Myrna Loy Center Montana, United States
December 9th, 2017 Wimberley Corral Theatre Texas, United States
December 16th, 2017 Auroville Film Festival Tamil Nadu, India
January 19th, 2018 Kino Moviemento Berlin, Germany
January 20th, 2018 Russel C. Davis Planetarium Mississippi, United States
January 24th, 2018 Cottonwood Cinema Montana, United States
January 25th, 2018 Judith Theatre Montana, United States
January 25th, 2018 River Oaks Theatre Texas, United States
January 25th, 2018 Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College California, United States
February 3rd, 2018 Rosenheimer Moviemento Kino Munich, Germany
February 17th, 2018 Prince Charles Secondary School Creston, Canada
February 28th, 2018 ARTisan Berlin, Germany
April 11th, 2018 Punkfilmfest Berlin Berlin, Germany
April 25th, 2018 Renewal Film Series, Soapbox Gallery New York, United States