The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community - Film Screening

with John Ankele

November 14th (2014)

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Room: Main Shrine Room



Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive?

Join acclaimed filmmaker John Ankele for a special screening of his new film "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism, Community" followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. The film includes interviews with activists Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford, Quincy Saul, and more.

It accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks—what is keeping us from action? In discussions with thought leaders and activists, we explore how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

“This film is deeply moving and profoundly engaging. Indeed, it has the potential to transform lives because it provides visions of how we should live in the midst of massive environmental challenges. I cannot recommend it more highly!”
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion & Ecology at Yale University

“This is a starkly prophetic film. It combines the direst of warnings with deep love of life. Better than any other film I know, it makes clear that our profit-oriented growth economy has caused the climate catastrophe and cannot itself rescue us from disaster. We need new thinking and a new way of life.”
Tom F. Driver,  Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary

“While demonstrating the enormous challenges of our times this film also calls for transformation. It is a powerful witness to the possibility of change as we awaken to the remarkable beauty of our planet.”
John Grim, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

John Ankele is a long-time teacher of Shambhala Training and a film and video producer. His work has been broadcast on PBS and ABC-TV and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Smithsonian, the United Nations and the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

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