"Heading for extinction and what to do about it" by Gail Bradbrook, PhD (50 mins 33 secs)
The film starts out hopeless and hard to hear but ends on a hopeful note. Bradbrook was born in 1972 and grew up in South Elmsall in Yorkshire, England. Her father worked at a mine in South Kirkby. She studied molecular biophysics at the University of Manchester and carried on with a PhD. She carried out post-doctoral work in India and France. In 2015, with George Barda, she set up the group Compassionate Revolution which morphed into Rising Up!, out of which came Extinction Rebellion (XR). She is protesting to raise awareness of the dangers from anthropogenic climate change and believes that only civil disobedience on a large scale can bring about the change that is needed.
With over 65 million people in the world today forcibly displaced from their homes, internationally renowned artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the global refugee crisis. He goes deep inside to get a personal look at refugees and what they go through.
Filmed across 23 countries, we get an inside look at Syrian and African refugees, among others, and the struggles and anguish they face in their efforts to get to safe ground where they can raise families and not fear for their lives on a daily basis. See the trailer below.
The film is available on Netflix or you may find it elsewhere on the internet.
The DVD is available for purchased.
Disobedience (40 Mins): Global Catholic Climate Movement suggested one way we could have marked Laudato Si' Week in 2016 would have been to show the film Disobedience (2016, Kelly Nyks) which featured Filipino Catholic Archbishop Arguelles, among others, and was part of the Break Free from Fossil Fuels movement. If not possible to show it during the Laudato Si' Week, show it anytime!
Download the film or join a screening party at : http://watchdisobedience.com
This page will present films which the editorial team feel are appropriate to its mission - being a voice for the voiceless. If you have any suggestions for us, please pass them along.
Some of these movies may be available elsewhere.
The Drop Box (2015) - Netflix
Queen of Katwe - Netflix