“Regenerating Life” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a screening of the film Regenerating Life: How to cool the planet, feed the world, and live happily ever after. This three-part documentary film by John Feldman will be screened at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s Assembly Hall on Sunday, April 21 – Earth Day weekend – starting at 1:30 pm. After the film there will be a panel discussion hosted by the filmmaker, John Feldman and including; Spencer Fenniman, Director of Farm Operations at Hawthorne Valley; Steffen Schneider, Co-founder, Institute for Mindful Agriculture; and Leila Conners, Filmmaker, Founder and Director of Tree Media.

Regenerating Life takes an ecological approach to unraveling the climate crisis. It challenges the prevailing idea that carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are the primary cause of this crisis and offers a new narrative. The film proposes that it is humankind’s relentless destruction of the natural world that has caused the climate crisis. This is because nature – the vast biodiversity that exists on our planet – regulates and balances Earth’s climate.

Filmmaker John Feldman dives into the economic and political systems that have encouraged this destruction of Earth through the relentless quest for wealth and dominion, but stresses that we can reverse this destructive process by regenerating life.

John visits people who are developing solutions. By working with nature, they are restoring the forests, fields, wetlands, and oceans. They are regenerating soils to grow healthy food and build healthy communities. This is the solution to the climate crisis.

Regenerating Life invites audiences to rethink their assumptions about climate change and humankind’s relationship to nature.

For more information about the film visit Hummingbird Film’s website here.

“Climate change is a complex issue, rooted in the unsustainable practices of modern society and the neglect of traditional ecological knowledge. Regenerating Life explores how the restoration of soil can lead to a healthier ecosystem. By shifting from destructive extraction (capitalism) to nurturing regeneration and embracing the knowledge and practices of indigenous and local communities, the documentary illustrates a hopeful path towards environmental recovery.” Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

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