Call for Media to Stop Offshore Drilling

Working Films is looking for short documentaries to inform and mobilize residents from coast to coast to stop offshore drilling! And no, you’re not having Déjà vu. The original compilation of shorts, Shore Stories, helped support the resistance to opening the East Coast to drilling in 2016. And now we’re back at it again as the Trump Administration looks to expand offshore drilling to new areas including the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. Communities across the country are standing up against these plans, and we’re looking for powerful short films…

Short Films Break Down Solar Policies

Films are an incredible resource for translating the complex. Two new shorts break down two of the biggest policy battles surrounding the transition to renewable energy: Net Metering and Rate Design. Suncatcher  In Suncatcher, Award winning director of Catching The Sun, Shalini Kantayya interviews Former California EPA Secretary Terry Tamminen. He explains net metering, one of the most important state policies impacting people who want to make the transition to clean power in their homes. Net Metering & Interconnection: Pillars of the New Energy Economy This animated piece by Catching The Sun‘s NGO partner, Vote Solar, breaks…

PEOPLES POWER PARTY FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY

Community-based organizations across the United States are working to build sustainable local economies, eliminate dependence on dirty energy, and create resilient communities in the face of climate change and economic inequality. The Beloved Community Center is one of them. Based in Greensboro, NC since 1991, the Beloved Community Center is working for a social and economic system that realizes the dignity, worth and potential of every person. This Saturday, we’ll join them at the Peoples Power Party. The gathering will showcase bottom-up solutions to the challenges of environmental racism and…

The Just Transition Media Project

Working Films is seeking submissions for a new film and organizing initiative that will showcase stories of just transition and climate resilience. Individuals and community-based organizations across the United States are working to build sustainable local economies, eliminate dependence on dirty energy, and create resilient communities in the face of climate change and economic inequality. Powerful stories are needed to amplify successes within the just transition and climate resilience movements, demonstrate a clear vision for a sustainable future, and unite people from various backgrounds and geographies to learn from each…

Submit Your Film to the Resisting Infrastructure Media Project

Working Films is seeking submissions for a new film and organizing initiative that will showcase stories from the frontlines of the battle against oil and gas infrastructure. From pipelines to compressor stations, groups and individuals across the country are working to stop oil and gas infrastructure. Powerful stories are needed to amplify successes and unite people from various locations to learn from each other’s efforts and increase their collective impact. We are looking for films that: Showcase organizing and direct action strategies, demonstrate health and environmental impacts from fossil fuel…

Water Warriors at the Dance of the Spring Moon

Robeson County, NC is home to the Lumbee Tribe, the largest non-reservation tribe in the country. It’s also the proposed endpoint of a new natural gas pipeline, a dangerous coal ash impoundment, and a proposed chicken processing plant slated to be built at the intersection of three important wetland areas. A new organization, EcoRobeson, was established after an Environmental Summit was held in Pembroke in late 2015. The group, comprised of Lumbee tribal members and concerned residents in the area, is working to resist these destructive plans and re-imagine a…

Host a FREE Shore Stories Screening

After successful tours of Shore Stories in NC, SC, GA, and VA we’re making the compilation DVD available for communities in other states who want to celebrate the protection of the Atlantic and strengthen opposition to Seismic testing. Request a DVD and Host a Free Community Screening of Shore Stories. The films highlight the grassroots resistance that led to the exclusion of the Atlantic from the latest proposal for drilling leases, and includes stories from past oil and gas exploration – including the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Shore Stories also…

COAL ASH STORIES RETURNS TO THE TARHEEL STATE

Just before the second anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill, the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) held public hearings on basin closures across the state. At the center of the public comment period, and a series of hearings across the state, was determining the priority for closure among the 14 Duke Energy owned coal ash sites. The final rankings will determine both the closure clean-up process and a closure deadline. To inform residents and involve them in the DEQ public comment period, Working Films organized six Coal…

CATCHING THE SUN Calls The Solar Industry

A NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL ON 5/16 WILL CONVENE SOLAR INDUSTRY LEADERS TO REFLECT AND PROJECT A VISION FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE Directed by Shalini Kantayya and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrien Grenier, and Mark Ruffalo, Catching The Sun is a new documentary film that follows this story and celebrates the potential of solar to lead us all to a clean energy future. WATCH CATCHING THE SUN and join us for an intimate conversation with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch, and President of General Capital,…

Gallatin's Coal Ash Story

Fifty-five years worth of coal ash waste adds up – to over two billion gallons.  And that is what is stored in several coal ash ponds surrounding Tennessee Valley Authorities’ (TVA) Gallatin coal fired power plant. For decades, these ponds have been leaking toxic chemicals into nearby groundwater, threatening public health. Many area residents and environmental groups blame this on The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) weak and unenforced standards. A recent investigation revealed that TVA wanted TDEC to step in to file a lawsuit, in order to…