When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much? Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, the edgy documentary film, Disruption, takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. On Jan. 26, the Creston Valley Public Library will host a public screening of this hot new film making waves across the world.
The film’s exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads. The movie also takes us behind the scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the United Nations world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
Filmmakers Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott have created a film that at once supplies an easy-to-understand rundown of the science of global warming, lays out the history of international leaders’ half-hearted attempts to address the crisis, explains the political and psychological reasons for continued inaction, and offers a stirring call-to-arms for people to get off the couch and get into the streets.
The film is anchored by interviews with some of the progressive movement’s leading luminaries. We hear from climatologist James Hansen, MSNBC host Chris Hayes, author Naomi Klein, CNN Crossfire host and Rebuild the Dream co-founder Van Jones, scientist Heidi Cullen (formerly of the Weather Channel), and author-activist Bill McKibben, who’s done more than just about anyone to educate and agitate for climate action. Also in the film are Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, veteran organizer Leslie Cagan and the World Wildlife Fund’s Keya Chaterjee, whose righteous anger at the political establishment’s fecklessness is incandescent.
See Disruption at the Creston Valley Public Library (rear entrance), at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Admission is free. Running time is 55 minutes. A lively discussion is sure to follow. For more information, call the library at 250-428-4141.
—CRESTON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY