From Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds (2020), dir. Forest Woodward, Canyon Woodward, Aidan Hale (courtesy Climate Action Film Festival)

The Climate Action Film Festival, a project by the solar energy company SunCommon in partnership with Basilica Hudson and others, is now kicking off its second edition. The 10-day event brands itself as “the first festival of its kind to exclusively feature storytelling around solutions rather than simply the impacts of climate change.” Besides the requisite panel discussions with filmmakers, the festival also features discussions on the topics tackled in its various short programs, such as regenerative agriculture and civil disobedience.

Shorts in the festival include Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds, about Pacific “climate warriors,” Future Grandma, a good-natured profile of an elderly activist, and Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty, about Indigenous resistance to new oil pipelines on their land in Canada. Passes for the full fest can be purchased for any amount (the festival recommends $10), with the profits being donated to the event’s partner climate organizations. You can also purchase a limited edition VIP package, which will ship various snacks your way, for $65.

When: March 2-12
Where: Online

More info available via the SunCommon website.

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