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Earth day mini film festival April 2019:
register your organization to host!

For Earth Day week in 2019 (April 22 through 27th), we are inviting organizations to participate in One Earth Film Fest’s Earth Day mini film festival with the City of Chicago. Your organization can sign up to host a special screening of one of the films below, and One Earth will send you an easy one-pager on how to implement our unique awareness-to-action model during your event. Simply begin the registration process by selecting a film below, and pay the price denoted — to receive a DVD for your screening, which you can also keep. If you’re not interested in hosting, but want to attend a screening of the Earth Day Mini Film Festival, a schedule will be posted to by the end of March.

Why consider participating?

With the most recent United Nations IPCC report, the US’s most recent Climate Report, climate-related extreme weather affecting more and more of us and our families and neighbors — and the opportunity to build a safer and more resilient future — it’s a critical time to gather in community to discuss solutions and to take action to stop (and even reverse) the effects of global warming.

Read on. Select a film to host, and register your organization. Questions? email


Climate Change

Before the Flood (2016, 96 minutes)

Before the Flood film trailer

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

DVD is $24.95 (includes shipping)


Renewable Energy

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (2017, 77 minutes)

Happening film trailer

Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

DVD is $24.95 (includes shipping)


Sustainable Food + Agriculture

Sustainable (2016, 52 or 92 minutes)

Sustainable film trailer

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

DVD is $19.95 (plus shipping)