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Boston Film Festival — The Power of Activism and The Temptation of Trees

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Central Library in Copley Square


As part of our current programmatic theme of climate justice activism, please join us for the U.S. premieres of The Power of Activism and The Temptation of Trees. Following the screenings, there will be an audience Q&A with Andrea Sparrow, director of The Temptation of Trees, William R. Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Susan A. Masino, Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

More about The Power of Activism

Duration: 53 minutes

Directed and written by: Steven Pasvolsky

Produced by: Michelle Dado-Millyn, Steven Pasvolsky

Synopsis: This film takes us on an emotional journey from sacred ground above Byron Bay to Antarctica, Indonesia to Pakistan, and is sure to light a fire under the strongest climate change denier. THE POWER OF ACTIVISM focuses on six highly spirited female activists as they are put under the microscope to ascertain the financial impact of their environmental solutions… and the results are astonishing. From shark conservation to indigenous practices, intensive farming to plastic pollution; all their ‘causes’ fall under the umbrella of “climate change”, but they should also fall under the umbrella of “saving tax-payers hundreds of millions of dollars!”

More about The Temptation of Trees

Duration: 43 minutes

Directed, Written, and Produced by: Andrea Sparrow

Synopsis: New studies reveal that growing our existing forested lands to capture carbon, preserve biodiversity and protect water, animals and people is one of our best tools in fighting climate change. Experts on Forests, Carbon and timber share the science and methods we have to to take a step toward a better future.

This program is presented in partnership with the Boston Film Festival. For more information about BFF, visit their website.

About the BPL's COVID-19 health and safety protocols:

  • Program attendees are recommended to wear masks covering their noses and mouths.
  • Read the BPL's latest COVID-19 guidelines for visiting the library.
  • Program presenters will remove their masks during the program.

Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.

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