Tales from the Planet Earth: Environmental Film Festival


Grounded in religion and experience, spirituality and science, beliefs profoundly shape environmental perceptions, understandings, and action. The 2015 festival highlights the subject of belief, curated around five themes: resilience, sacrifice, retreat, belonging, and knowledge. The roster includes 40 films set on six different continents and over 20 countries, with genres from documentary to drama — and even musicals: both an opera and a rap film. Joining the event will be filmmakers, activists, and scholars exploring the intersections of faith, science, and the environment from all over the world.

Tales From Planet Earth showcases global environmental films with the belief that issues don’t move people . . . stories do! We try to link compelling narratives to the work of scholars and to efforts by community partners advocating for environmental and social justice. The highlight of our work is a biennial film festival thematically journeying around the globe to explore how stories told through film shape our understanding of nature and inspire action on behalf of the diversity of life. The next festival will take place November 6-8, 2015, curated around the theme of Belief.