Being the Change Documentary
A New Kind of Climate Documentary (60-minutes)
Directed by Mary Grandelis and Dave Davis
Complementing the book Being the Change, Live well and spark a climate revolution, this feature documentary film delves into the life of Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, showing how a change in life philosophy and mind frame enabled Kalmus to cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American. All while boosting his happiness and raising a family in a typical California suburb.
In the film, Kalmus reveals how he stopped trying to convert climate change deniers with facts and figures and instead embarked upon a mission to become the change he wanted to see in the world. Along the way, Kalmus shows how he brought together his head (the science), his hands (food growing, bicycling, and lifestyle change), and heart (meditation and community building), to find new direction in his life.
Inspirational, hopeful, and doable by anyone, the message is clear: we can all change our minds and actions and live happier, more satisfying lives while reconnecting with our ourselves, our communities, and the biosphere that sustains us all. And in the process we might just spark a climate revolution that truly changes everything.
Peter believes that individual action is as important as collective political action when it comes to issues such as Global Warming, Environmental Protection and a host of other concerns. His family’s lifestyle reflects the concern they have for protecting the planet for future generations by living a simpler life while consuming as little fossil fuel as possible.
Each month the Creston Public Library offers a screening of one of the latest hard hitting or informative releases for viewing and discussion. Everyone is welcome, admittance is free, and there is no need to register.
To learn more about this film and to watch the movie trailer please see the website: https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/being-change-new-kind-climate-documentary-review.html Run time: 57 minutes.
As with all of our films: The views and statements expressed in this film are solely those of the film makers and the other contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Creston Public Library.