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Chicago Theatrical Premiere with filmmaker Peter Byck
"Excellent... positive, proactive and gingerly apolitical" -Los Angeles Times
"Engrossing" -Spirituality & Practice
½ -Chicago Tribune
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
Carbon Nation is a feature length documentary about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just believe that it is an issue that has been overblown, this compelling and relevant film illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. Carbon Nation is an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or slow down) the impending climate crisis. The filmmakers met a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way, including entrepreneurs, visionaries, scientists, business, and the everyday man, all making a difference and working towards solving climate change. They interviewed over 200 people -- included in the film are Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group), Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times), Former CIA Director James Woolsey, Van Jones (Founder of Green For All), Denis Hayes (Founder of Earth Day), and more climate change pioneers.
Carbon Nation was made to give a majority of people an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: its good business. By bringing their innovations to light, Carbon Nation is a film that celebrates solutions and inspires action. Narrated by Bill Kurtis.
Directed by Peter Byck, U.S.A., 2010, 35mm, 82 mins.
Filmmaker Peter Byck will be here for a Q&A on Friday, Apr. 15, after the 7 pm show as well as Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 16 & 17 after the 3 & 7 pm shows.
Wednesday, Apr. 20 after the 7pm screening:FamilyFarmed.org president Jim Slama will be on a panel after the film to discuss how sustainable food production is good for the planet. Slama is an associate producer of the film and will be discussing it with film producer Craig Sieben, president of Sieben Energy Associates.