Film/Panel: The Race To Save The World
The Race to Save The World is a climate documentary with a uniquely optimistic approach. It follows passionate activists whose single-minded focus is the creation of a sustainable world for future generations. These climate warriors, ages 15 to 72, are in the trenches fighting for a livable future, regardless of the personal cost. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil these activists endure as they push for change. The Race to Save The World is an energizing call-to-action that inspires viewers to quit waiting on the sidelines and start making their voices heard.
This screening and panel discussion is being organized by Extinction Rebellion Kentucky, who act with peace and ferocious love in our hearts for these lands, for life.
We hope you will watch with us at 5:15 p.m (Eastern Time) on July 8th for a virtual 'Watch Party' (but you are welcome to watch the film any time after purchase and before the panel), then join us for the live panel event immediately following at 7 p.m.
About our panel: Bringing a local perspective to the strategic conversation on how to run The Race, is Louisville's own Justin Mog. Dr. Justin Mog has served since 2009 as the University of Louisville’s Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies & Geology from Oberlin College (OH) and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Environmental Studies. Justin was a Fulbright scholar to the Philippines in 2001, where he did his dissertation research on developing and applying a framework for evaluating sustainable rural development programs. Before coming to Louisville, Justin served three years in Peace Corps - Paraguay where he and his wife worked with farm families and NGOs to promote sustainable rural prosperity. After 25 years working in community radio around the world, in 2017, Justin helped launch Louisville’s progressive, grassroots Forward Radio WFMP 106.5fm, where he can be heard hosting the weekly program Sustainability Now! He seeks an Earth restored and lives his life accordingly, as a car-free, TV-free, vegetarian, beekeeping, gardening, urban foraging Quaker with a fully solar-powered home.
Reviews for THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD:
"Courageous people who have been willing to put their bodies on the line for issues they cared about have moved our country forward in so many ways, over so many years. As The Race to Save the World shows us, that passion and commitment is alive and well, with diverse people - from teens to grandmas - engaging in the time honored tradition of protest and civil disobedience to combat the climate crisis. I hope everyone will watch this film and be inspired to join these everyday heroes in the struggle of our lifetime." - Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace US
“These are important stories, told in engaging fashion- and I can testify that there are similar scenes from every corner of the planet. The fight to halt the destruction of the planet's climate system may be the biggest movement in earth history, and these brave people help tell a tale everyone needs to hear!” - Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org
“Successful social movements always have a small number of deeply-committed people willing to take extraordinary risks. The Race offers a frank look at some Americans who have chosen to place their bodies at the "tip of the spear" in the fight for climate justice. Their courage, and their resolute optimism, is inspiring.” – Denis Hayes, Environmental and solar power advocate, coordinator of the first Earth Day and Founder of the Earth Day Network
“There is still time to prevent catastrophic climate change. This powerful film shows how each of us can use our voice and our actions to save this planet from destruction. Watch it and be inspired to make a difference.” – Michael Mann, Author of The New Climate War
"The huge personal risks people are taking every day to save our planet from toxic fossil fuel interests pulsates throughout The Race To Save The World. The courage of the climate activists featured - young and old - gives goosebumps. Story-telling, litigation and civil disobedience are essential to creating a greener, healthier and fairer future for all." - Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International.
The Race to Save The World has won best documentary at the Soho International Film Festival, and it also won best documentary at the Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai. It was accepted into the Paris International Film Festival and the Dumbo Film Festival (Dumbo as in Brooklyn). It was also accepted into the Cannes Independent Film Festival, the North Dakota Environmental Film Festival, and the London Eco Film Festival.Purchase $10 tickets here.After unlocking, you'll have 20 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 20 days to finish watching the film. The July 8th at 7:00 pm EDT livestream can be viewed anytime until August 20th at 3:00 pm.