Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Generation Green New Deal’ Work-in-Progress Screening
April 14 @ 8:00 pm - April 15 @ 9:00 pm
For decades, the American political system has seemed incapable of taking on climate change at the scale necessary to address the growing crisis. In November 2018, the youth-led organization Sunrise Movement and the youngest congresswoman-elect in history, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office. Their demand: a “Green New Deal.” It set off a firestorm, birthing both an ascendent political movement and intense opposition. Generation Green New Deal looks at the revolutionary political idea and the people behind it, featuring Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Varshini Prakash, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, David Wallace-Wells, Abdul El-Sayed, and more. Panel discussion with director Sam Eilertsen and activists to follow.
Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film, Living on Earth podcast, and SEIU local 888. Directed by Sam Eilertsen, documentary, English, 45 minutes, USA, 2020.
Registration takes place through the ArtsEmerson website starting at noon on Wednesdays. All conversations will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. EST and will stream to Cinesend. In order to facilitate more engagement with these conversations, everyone will have the option to join via Zoom and interact with guests directly. More information on how to access films and conversations can be viewed on the Bright Lights website.