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Green Film Looks and Sees the Cultural Values of Farm and Land

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green present “Look & See”, the latest free screening in their Green Film Series, on Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton, 07042.

“Look & See” is a portrait of Wendell Berry, the acclaimed writer, poet, teacher, farmer, and “outspoken citizen of an endangered world”. The film looks at the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky, who face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.

In 1965, Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and “rootedness to place” were replaced by industrial agriculture, machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion, and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of our rural communities. Berry watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, “Look & See” blends scenes of farming life and interviews with farm community members with evocative shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself emerges as a character in the film – a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people who inhabit it.

Bring a family member, neighbor, or a gardening friend to this free screening. For further questions, contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or, grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Trailer from Laura Dunn on Vimeo.

Green Film Series: The Age of Consequences

Green Film Shows Climate Impacts on National Security, Global Stability

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present “The Age of Consequences”, the newest screening of their Green Film Series on Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

Through the lens of US national security and global stability, this award-winning documentary investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, “The Age of Consequences” unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important event. For further questions, contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or, grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Green Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 81st screening of their Green Film Series tonight, Thursday, August 17, at 7:40 p.m. at the Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

For the first time, this month’s Green Film will not be shown at the Library. Instead, we are offering a deep discount to a first-run feature film: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Tickets for Green Film Series participants will be just $5.00 (cash only). Please arrive on time to purchase your ticket and find your seat for the 7:40pm screening.
We are excited to invite you to the follow-up to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary that brought climate change into the heart of popular culture. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

This riveting and rousing next step shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, business people, and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated. He pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important documentary. For further questions, please contact Marnie at marnievyff@gmail.com or the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

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