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Facing Winter Film Series: Exploring the Human Impact on Creation

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

It’s winter and there is a chill in the air. What better thing to do on a cold Sunday evening than to join (online, of course) with other people of faith and watch a movie together? For FREE? RSVP here.

Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light is proud to present “Facing Winter”, a film series designed to introduce people of faith to the human impact on Creation. Together, we will watch and then discuss three powerful films, three Sundays in a row. The series will culminate in a collaborative letter-writing campaign on the 4th Sunday. RSVP here.

You are invited to attend one of these screenings/discussions, or all of them - whatever works best for you! Click on the film title to watch the film’s trailer.

Feb 21: Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history. Within months of his first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s glaciers. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality.

Feb 28: Chasing Coral. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. UPDATE! We are excited to announce that the former coordinator of NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch featured in the film, Dr. Mark Eakin, will be joining us!!

Mar 7: The Human Element. In this riveting and visually rich drama blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air supply. This film has a Kentucky connection: As Balaog ventures deep into Kentucky coal country, he meets unemployed miners finding hope from a new source.

Mar 14: Collaborative Letter Writing. After three weeks of film viewing, you may have an opinion you want folks in power to hear, whether that is your denomination, or your elected officials. By expressing your opinions in writing, you are not only participating in the democratic process, but also affecting the outcome. And it is fun to do it together, with music and laughter and resources available for if you get stuck on what to say.

All events start at 6pm ET (5pm CT). For the film screenings, the film will play in the first 90ish minutes of the event (film length varies), there will be a short break, and then the discussion will begin and run until approximately 8:30pm ET (7:30pm ET). The Collaborative Letter Writing will begin at 6pm ET (5pm CT) and run 90 minutes, with music, laughter, and fellowship.

These screenings are free and open to the public! RSVP here.

If you participated in this program and would like to support the work of KentuckyIPL, we invite you to make a donation to support our work.

PS - Keep an eye out for our next film series Engaging Spring: We Got This! Sign up here to make sure to get notified about the details as they become available.

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