‘Turning the tide on climate change’: One Earth Film Festival

The 11th annual One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, is now underway. It runs March 4-13 and offers both in-person and virtual watch parties.

The theme this year is “turning the tide on climate change and environmental racism.”

‘We need to push back right now’

As the film festival organizers write, “A wave of catastrophes are rushing at us, and we need to push back right now to avoid the worst-case scenarios that will sink the hope of a healthy future for our children and all living beings on our precious planet.”

The festival comes on the heels of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report warning of dire climate consequences.

See films online and in person

You can join 17 virtual watch parties screening nationally and internationally, and 12 in-person events in the Chicago area, including three in Oak Park and River Forest this Sunday, March 6.

Each watch party includes expert panel discussions that will equip you with ways to take action on the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Tickets are free (suggested $8 donation).

Please note that while the library is a supporter of the festival, we are not hosting any in-person or virtual film screenings at the library this year. You can find all the films, events, and free tickets at the One Earth Film Festival’s website.

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