ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS FOR SHELTERED TIMES
During the time that Peacock Hall is closed, the film committee invites you to view these engaging and informative shorts films.
If you need a laugh, there are dozens of eco-comedy shorts in our archive; scroll back to February 2019 or December 2017.
How Wolves Change Rivers
Guardians Of Life
This short feature features Joaquin Phoenix, Rosario Dawson, Matthew Modine, Q’orianka Kilcher, Oona Chaplin, Adria Arjona, and Albert Hammond Jr. in an Emergency Room. In real life, all but one of the actors is vegan or vegetarian. (3 min.)
Synthetic Sea: Plastic in the Open Ocean
The title explains it all — a story about plastics pollution slowly but inexorably overwhelming our precious ocean. (10 min.)
The Future of Food
A documentary about innovative ways to grow our vegetables efficiently and economically. (17 min.)
Sustainable Rossmoor’s Film Series
Each month we highlight one or more films that inspire or advocate for environmental causes around the world. We choose films that educate us about the breadth and depth of sustainability and prompt us to make better choices. All movies will be shown in the Peacock Theater. The standing featured movie time is on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. English subtitles will be shown whenever available.
PREVIOUSLY SHOWN FILMS IN THIS SERIES for the year 2020:
Many of the movies previously shown as part of the SR Film series have been donated to the Rossmoor Library and can be checked out by residents. Ask at the front desk for information on recent donations and the location of the SR collection.
Wednesday, March 11, 7 pm; Peacock Theater
A look at the benefits of removing obsolete dams.
An audience award winner at the Telluride Film Festival, this powerful film explores the transformation of America’s national attitude of pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access.
DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
87 min. Captions. Trailer: https://youtu.be/LDrkAbohJ-E
CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION
The Center for Biological Diversity is an international nonprofit organization which promotes legal actions, global policy advocacy, scientific studies, and creative media with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. Working to secure a future for all species of animals and plants, great and small, these advocates want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
If current trends continue, scientists warn that half or more of all plant and animal species on Earth will become extinct within the next few decades. In the words of the famous biologist Paul Ehrlich, “When we wipe out populations and species of other organisms, we’re sawing off the limb we’re sitting on”.
OVERLOAD: America’s Toxic Love Story
When: Wednesday, January 8, 7 pm, Where: Peacock Hall
OVERLOAD aims to both illuminate the real dangers of toxic chemicals found in everything from food to furniture to face cream. We learn hundreds are now found in every baby born in America. This film offers us as consumers the tools we need to make better choices that will ultimately improve our own health and public health.