Wisdom to Survive
occupy-farmben-falkkenyaBuddhist author & activist Joanna Macy.

The Wisdom to Survive

$29.95

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If you would like to purchase The Wisdom to Survive for private use, please do! We’ve prepared a discussion guide, in case you’d like to show it to a small group of friends.

If you’d like to show the film in public, that would be a community or theatrical screening: learn more or book your screening through Bullfrog Films. Would you like to purchase the film for your library or school? That’s educational use: buying the film for educational use gives you the right to screen it multiple times.

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EDUCATIONAL SALES
If you represent a library or educational institution, please purchase The Wisdom to Survive through Bullfrog Films.

Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. Interviewed: Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford, Quincy Saul, and more.

Duration : 56 min.

COMMUNITY SCREENINGS
Would you like to use Wisdom to Survive to spark discussion with your neighbors? We offer screening kits to help. When you order a kit, it comes with a license to publicly screen the film once, and to sell the DVD copies for private use only. We’ll have flyer you can download to help spread the word. You can sell the consumer DVDs to defray the cost of your screening. Note: you can ask for donations. If you charge admission, that’s a theatrical screening. Look for more info below. Please email angela at mocamedia.tv if you have any questions: bottom line is, we want you to be able to use the film to increase awareness and activism to limit the impact of climate change.

Screening Kit Choices

  • $59 No-Frills Package: 1 Community License DVD and 50 postcards
  • $99 Basic Package: 1 Community License DVD, 5 Consumer DVDs, 100 postcards
  • $199 Activist Package: 1 Community License DVD, 10 Consumer DVDs, 150 postcards

THEATRICAL SCREENINGS
If you charge admission for your screening, the license fee depends on your audience size. Here’s the structure:

  • 50 people or less: $100
  • 50-100 people: $200
  • over 100 people: $350

 

Product Description

This film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks—what is keeping us from action? In discussions with thought leaders and activists, we explore how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

Praise for Wisdom to Survive

“This film is deeply moving and profoundly engaging. Indeed, it has the potential to transform lives because it provides visions of how we should live in the midst of massive environmental challenges. I cannot recommend it more highly!”—Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion & Ecology at Yale

“This is a starkly prophetic film. It combines the direst of warnings with deep love of life. Better than any other film I know, it makes clear that our profit-oriented growth economy has caused the climate catastrophe and cannot itself rescue us from disaster. We need new thinking and a new way of life.”—Tom F. Driver,  Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary

“While demonstrating the enormous challenges of our times this film also calls for transformation. It is a powerful witness to the possibility of change as we awaken to the remarkable beauty of our planet.”—John Grim, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

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The Widsom to Survive : Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

12 reviews for The Wisdom to Survive

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    While demonstrating the enormous challenges of our times this film also calls for transformation. It is a powerful witness to the possibility of change as we awaken to the remarkable beauty of our planet.
    John Grim, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

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    The Wisdom to Survive is deeply moving and profoundly engaging. Indeed, it has the potential to transform lives because it provides visions of how we should live in the midst of massive environmental challenges. I cannot recommend it more highly!—Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion & Ecology

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    a brilliant, achingly poignant film by Old Dog Documentaries. Please SEE THIS FILM – bring it to your community, talk about it, share it with others. It is one of the most artfully-rendered films on the planet’s crisis (and how we move through it) I have ever seen. What an extraordinarily moving afternoon.—Shyla Nelson, Founder, One Earth One Voice Campaign

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    This is a starkly prophetic film. It combines the direst of warnings with deep love of life. Better than any other film I know, it makes clear that our profit-oriented growth economy has caused the climate catastrophe and cannot itself rescue us from disaster. We need new thinking and a new way of life.—Tom F. Driver, Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary

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    I found this film powerful and inspiring. And much less depressing than I expected. It calms me to know that there are people thinking about this, taking the ‘deep view’, and doing what can be done to change the underlying paradigm of nature and people as commodities to be mined for profits. We can’t know all the answers, we are stuck, I think, with living the questions. It will be great for stimulating discussion.—Anne McCollum, Psychologist

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    “What is the alternative to blind adherence to a profit-oriented growth economy, and how can it reasonably be put into practice?…The Wisdom to Survive is a thought-provoking call to moral and spiritual arms.”—The Midwest Book Review

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    “The expansionary dynamic of capitalism is driving the ever increasing use of fossil fuels, and we need to create alternative forms of life and interaction with the natural world that are more sustainable. The film makes this point very well. The video quality and photography are excellent, and the pace of the movie is reassuring and gentle.”—
    Robert Brulle, Professor of Sociology & Environmental Science, Drexel University, Co-Author, Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement

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    The Wisdom to Survive offers thoughtful & comprehensive reflections on the ecological & economic state of the planet from academics & activists around the world. From farming to laissez-faire capitalism to energy, the film explores the interconnections underlying climate change, & points to systems thinking & interdependency as pathways to much needed social change.”—Christine Shearer, Author of Kivalina: A Climate Change Story, Postdoctoral Scholar of Earth Systems Science at UC Irvine

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    “The Wisdom to Survive is both instructive and inspiring. It combines incisive scientific and social analysis regarding anthropogenic climate change, while raising important existential and ethical questions. At the same time, it shows people working in practical, transformational, and imaginative ways to bring about a fundamentally different and more just and sustainable world, and thus provides very helpful food for thought in terms of where to go from here and now.”—Joseph Nevins, Associate Professor of Geography, Chair of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College

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    “A stirring call-to-arms, The Wisdom to Survive juxtaposes the stunning beauty, diversity and inter-connectedness of the natural world, with the desolate, soulless, perpetual growth machine of capitalism. Refreshingly clear-sighted in its analysis of the systemic roots of our ecological crisis, combining stunning photography with interviews from leading figures in the movement for climate justice…The film should be watched by all those who wish to understand humanity’s multi-faceted ecological crisis, and how we might avert planetary ecocide, by acting collectively to replace the system which produced it.”—Christopher Williams, Author, Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalistic Ecological Crisis, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Physical Science, Pace University, Chair of the Science Department, Packer Collegiate Institute

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    “The Wisdom to Survive is phenomenal. I firmly believe that it will serve to catalyze necessary spiritual, social, and intellectual transformations, and hasten global progress in building a sustainable world.”— Jamie Konopacky, Representative for Sustainable Development, US Baha’i Office of Public Affairs

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    “An eloquent & stirring film, gorgeous & heartbreakingly direct.”— Author, activist, teacher Joanna Macy

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