Love Thy Nature: Rethinking Our Connections

“We are so far away from nature, that we are running into an evolutionary wall,” explains social scientist, Duane Elgin.

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother

The film is Kirschenbaum’s undertaking to get to the bottom of her family’s dynamics, and why her mother had such enmity towards her. “What went wrong?” she asks.

The Belarus Free Theatre: Committing Dangerous Acts

A stark monologue examines why there has been so little outrage about the human rights violations in their country. An actress states, “Belarus is not sexy. Sexy countries have oil and gas.”

Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970

Lee’s film yields a “complex and multilayered” account which she hopes will instruct her daughter, and future generations of girls, about the struggle that preceded them.

“Toxic Hot Seat” Ignites Awareness

One of the top takeaways from the documentary for the general public is the startling information that there are approximately 84,000 chemicals being used commercially in the country.

“Trashed” Examines Global Waste

As part of the “Reel Pieces” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed. Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on the role of citizen-journalist narrator. Along with director Candida Brady, they explore the issue of global waste—and how each individual […]

Fracking Causes Friction In “Promised Land”

In the tradition of “The China Syndrome” and “Silkwood,” “Promised Land” uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

The ‘Other Israel Film Festival’ Tackles Complex Issues

“Cinema. Dialogue. Understanding.” These words were on the screen at the Other Israel Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan, as the auditorium filled up on opening night. Sharqiya, by first time Israeli filmmaker Ami Livne, was receiving its New York premiere. It had garnered top honors at the Jerusalem Film Festival for best full-length […]

“Sweet Dreams”— Reconciliation in Rwanda at DocNYC

Through the artistry and energy of drumming, Odile “Kiki” Katese, a Rwandan theater director, saw a channel for the many who were broken.

A Portrait of Activism: “How to Survive a Plague”

Individual activism matters. Coalesced into group action—it is mighty.