Wisdom to Survive is an exquisitely-filmed documentary that presents an overview of the climate crisis, including its causes, effects, and directions of hope. Poignant scenes illustrate the sacred beauty of the natural world, the tragedy of its diminishment, and our human interconnectedness with the rest of creation.

Environmentalist and activist Rev. Sharon Delgado

Rev. Sharon Delgado

The film unflinchingly names global free-market capitalism as the system that underlies the current plunder, with scenes of massive technological resource extraction causing industrial devastation. Indigenous leaders, people from poor and vulnerable nations, scientists, scholars, religious leaders, activists, and poets make the case for “climate justice” and point in the direction of hope.

Do we have the wisdom to survive? The answer is related to community. We are connected by our shared grief at what is happening to the earth and by our shared hope and commitment to the future.

Rev. Sharon Delgado, Earth Justice Ministries

The Reverend Sharon Delgado is an ordained United Methodist minister and co-founder and Executive Director of Earth Justice Ministries. She is author of Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press, 2007). Rev. Delgado works on campaigns and projects through Earth Justice Ministries. In 2011 she organized a Nevada County affiliate of Move to Amend, a national organization working toward a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and abolish corporate personhood. She is a Climate Reality Project presenter.

In June, 2002, Rev. Delgado received the Bishop Leontyne Kelly Peace with Justice Award from the California-Nevada Methodist Federation for Social Action. Her other publications include many articles, as well as Hope For the Earth: A Handbook for Christian Environmental Groups, published by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church in 1994.


Wisdom to Survive PosterTo purchase your own copy of Wisdom to Survive, click here. Would you like to schedule a community screening and share the film with your church or local group? Please book your screening through Bullfrog Films.


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