SDFFBOF15: How to Change the World & Los Olvidados
How to Change the World
UK, 2015, 110 minutes
Director: Jerry Rothwell
How to Change the World, California Premiere
How to Change the World chronicles the birth of the most significant environmental protest movement in history perpetrated by the wildest bunch of hippie eco-freaks the world has ever seen. Greenpeace founders knew the power of images and that media attention was crucial, so they recorded everything: A goldmine of 16 mm footage reveals the danger, bickering, privation and just plain weirdness that accompanied their journey from a rag-tag collection of draft dodgers, spiritual seekers and journalists to the global environmental movement that transcends Greenpeace today.
Director Jerry Rothwell and editor Jim Scott masterfully blend this archive with current day interviews to tell the story of the beginning of the worldwide green movement. Hear Brigitte Bardot sing for the baby seals. See the crew consult the i-Ching to determine their next step. Watch as the critical piece of whale harpooning footage is captured at great risk. Contemporary interviews with the founding members provides insight and depth to this history, accompanied by a groovin' sound track of Joni Mitchell, Canned Heat and more.
USA, 2014, 12 mins
Director: David Feldman
Mexican American Artist Ramiro Gomez attempts to capture the Mexican immigrant experience by locating his artwork in authentic environments along the border. He relates both his own personal stories and those of the immigrants as he creates and places his art. This film follows the artist as he uses his work to document those stories.
SCA Brent Auditorium (View)
282 S High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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