Film, Television, and Online Videos
Below are media resources for Creation Care Ministry. These are various sources and include film, television, and online videos.
- Current Revolution – a Film Series for the Energy Transition — This series explores the transition from fossil fuels to renewables with a focus on national security, economic prosperity, and environmental justice. These films show how the nation can embrace smart policies and investments that support grid modernization through distributed renewable energy generation, and ensure that the transition is just and sustainable.
- Kiss the Ground (2020). This film looks to the healing power of soil and its capacity to sequester carbon as the key to reversing the effects of climate change.
- Other Side of the Hill (2020). A short documentary that explores the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground and amplify the voices of rural communities often left unheard.
- The Human Element (2019). National Geographic photographer James Balog uses the natural elements — fire, air, water and earth — and the human element to highlight Americans on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
- Before the Flood (2016). Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, this film examines our fossil-fuel addiction, how climate change affects our environment, and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
- The Stories of TRUST series. This award-winning 10-part series features youth across the country who are fighting for their future in the face of climate change by bringing legal actions based on the public trust doctrine against the federal and state governments.
Relationship with the Earth
- The Letter: A Message for our Earth — The Letter tells the story of a journey to Rome of frontline leaders to discuss the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis.
- Behold the Earth (2017). This feature-length musical documentary film takes a look at America’s estrangement from nature through conversations with legendary scientists and a new generation of creation-care activists within America’s Christian communities.
- Love Thy Nature (2014). As it takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world, this film points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature, and shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to good health and to solving our environmental and climate crises.
- Journey of the Universe (2011). This Emmy Award-winning documentary draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe to tell an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today.
Habitat loss/Species extinctions
- Racing Extinction (2015). A sobering look at the devastation of the world’s oceans and the ongoing human-caused mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, undercover activists and journalists to document and prevent it.
- Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (2017). This film follows Jamie Redford – grandson of a longtime Chevron worker and son of actor/environmental advocate Robert Redford – on a cross-country journey to discover the current state of clean energy and reveals new renewable-energy solutions that are making the potential future brighter than ever before, while underscoring notions of human resilience and social justice.
- Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek (2014). A documentary feature film that follows the journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
Faith communities and the environment
- Renewal (2008). Eight different stories about America’s growing religious-environmental movement, each set in a different religious tradition and each addressing a different environmental concern.
- Keeping the Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment (1996). This film interweaves Judaeo-Christian values and scientific understanding to clearly state the importance of biological diversity to humankind, with leading voices from the scientific community including E.O. Wilson and Jane Lubchenko making the case from an ecological perspective and leaders from Jewish and Christian communities making the case from biblical faith perspectives.