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Science Borealis

Mar 30, 2018


In the 10+ years since the explosion of documentary films related to issues of the environment, like an Inconvenient Truth, we’re considering the way some people are using film as a point of departure for deeper, personal reflections on climate change action.

Seems to be a “less film, more dialogue” sort of approach to filmmaking. Rather than focusing on expert opinions, these filmmakers provide a platform for a wider variety of people to share their experiences in adapting or effectively fighting issues related to climate change and other local environmental concerns.

We’ll start by sharing our conversation with Liz Miller of the Shoreline Project. This will be followed by our chat with Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project.

Music featured in this episode:

In addition to a lot of clips from some of the documentaries we looked at in this episode, we also made use of these pieces of music:

The people interviewed in this episode are:

  • Liz Miller, Professor in Communication Studies, Concordia University, principal of the Shoreline Project — “an interactive documentary exploring the tensions of rising sea levels and unchecked development in coastal towns and cities around the world. Visit the site to explore 43 videos, interactive maps and more!”
  • Dayna Reggero is an activist, filmmaker, and Founder of the Climate Listening Project — a collaborative, film-based effort “to connect and share hopeful conversations on climate and community.”

A few things referenced in the show

Recommended reading

Recommended viewing

Some of the project partners mentioned in the show

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