Forget Shorter Showers


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?


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.



March 5th, 12th-13th, 2016Project Native Film FestivalMassachusetts, United States
April 3rd, 2016Craque-BitumeQuebec, Canada
April 14th – 15th, 2016Georgetown University Film FestivalWashington DC, United States
April 23rd, 2016Earth Port Film FestivalMassachusetts, United States
May 20th, 2016Ekotop Envirofilm FestivalBratislava, Slovakia
May 21st, 2016May Day Sustainability Shorts Film FestivalIllinois, United States
July 29th – 31st, 2016Social Machinery Film FestivalMantova, Italy
July 27th, 2016Where Is The Horse Film FestivalMonterrey, Mexico
August 5th – 7th, 2016G2 Green Earth Film FestivalCalifornia, United States
October 6th – 16th, 2016Awareness Film FestLos Angeles, United States
October 6th, 2016Wandering Reel Traveling Film FestivalTofino, Canada and more
October 7th – 9th, 2016Below Five ZeroMelbourne, Australia
October 14th – 16th, 2016Kuala Lumpur Eco Film FestivalKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 15th – 19th, 2016Ekotop Envirofilm FestivalPrague, Czech Republic
October 17th – 23rd, 2016Life Sciences Film FestivalPrague, Czech Republic
October 21st – 31st, 2016American Conservation Film FestivalWest Virginia, United States
November 7th, 2016Myrna Loy CenterMontana, United States
November 16th – 20th, 2016OFF Cinema FestivPoznań, Poland
January 5th, 2017Egyptian TheatreIdaho, United States
January 12th – 16th, 2017Wild & Scenic Film FestivalNevada City California, United States
February 12th, 2017The Siskiyou FilmFestGrants Pass Oregon, United States
March 7th, 2017The Flying Monkey Movie HousePlymouth, United States
March 18th, 2017Salida Steam Plant TheatreColorado, United States
March 18th, 2017Auburn State TheatreCalifornia, United States
March 25th, 2017Picture Farm Film FestivalBrooklyn New York, United States
March 25th, 2017Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural CentreSan Juan, United States
April 5th, 2017Violet Crown CinemaCharlottesville, United States
April 6th, 2017Harrisonburg Court Square TheatreVirginia, United States
April 14th, 2017Whitman CollegeWashington, United States
May 11th, 2017California State University, ChicoCalifornia, United States
May 13th, 2017Doris Duke TheatreHonolulu, United States
September 20th – 24th, 2017Matsalu Nature Film FestivalLihula, Estonia
October 12th, 2017Greenwich West Arts CentreLondon, United Kingdom
October 14th, 2017Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature CenterTennessee, United States
October 22nd, 2017Red Mountain TheatreAlabama, United States
October 26th – 29th, 2017Noosa International Film FestivalQueensland, Australia
October 28th, 2017Soper Reese Community TheatreCalifornia, United States
October 28th, 2017Henderson Campus Center, Allegheny CollegePennsylvania, United States
November 2nd – 6th, 2017CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival and ForumNew Delhi, India
November 3rd, 2017Auburn University Goodwyn HallAlabama, United States
November 10th, 2017Museum of Northern California ArtCalifornia, United States
November 10th, 2017Flying Monkey Arts CenterHuntsville, United States
November 16th, 2017Roxy Theatre, MissoulaMontana, United States
November 16th, 2017Seacrets Jamaica USAMontana, United States
November 25th, 2017Columbia Valley CentreBritish Columbia, Canada
December 8th, 2017Great Falls Myrna Loy CenterMontana, United States
December 9th, 2017Wimberley Corral TheatreTexas, United States
December 16th, 2017Auroville Film FestivalTamil Nadu, India
January 19th, 2018Kino MoviementoBerlin, Germany
January 20th, 2018Russel C. Davis PlanetariumMississippi, United States
January 24th, 2018Cottonwood CinemaMontana, United States
January 25th, 2018Judith TheatreMontana, United States
January 25th, 2018River Oaks TheatreTexas, United States
January 25th, 2018Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona CollegeCalifornia, United States
February 3rd, 2018Prince Charles Secondary SchoolCreston, Canada
February 17th, 2018Rosenheimer Moviemento KinoMunich, Germany
February 28th, 2018ARTisanBerlin, Germany
April 11th, 2018Punkfilmfest BerlinBerlin, Germany
April 25th, 2018Renewal Film Series, Soapbox GalleryNew York, United States
July 4th, 2018Indie Best Film FestivalCalifornia, United States
August 4th, 2018Cool Community HallCalifornia, United States
September 6th, 2018Carrboro Century CenterChapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
September 8th, 2018Schaible AuditoriumFairbanks, United States
September 13th, 2018Roxy TheatreRevelstoke, Canada
September 20th, 2018RA International Independent Film AwardsVilnius, Lithuania
September 21st, 2018Escalante High SchoolUtah, United States
October 27th, 2018Sierra Nevada BreweryChico California, United States