Film Screening Guides

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This resource provides downloaded guides to help local chapters host events with screenings that CCL has used in the past.
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Download the following guide(s) to help prepare for your local film screening!  Visit the Hosting A Screening training page more information and CCL's general advice. All of these films are available to screen for free or a nominal price. Coordinate with Elli Sparks at for more details.
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Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops


The Resilience Building Action Team has put together the following document to help with local discussions (note: due to Netflix licensing we are not able to provide the film for screening)
Don't Look up Discussion GuideDon't Look up Discussion GuidePDF Document749 KB

Kiss The Ground
  • CCL volunteers are welcome to screen the film for free (including a recently updated 45-minute educational version). Sign up for a screening here and after you fill the form out, the screening guide will be emailed to you. 


Anote's Ark
  • If CCL volunteers are interested in hosting their own local screenings of Anote's Ark (screened at CCL's 2019 November Lobby Day) please contact Camille Jacques at Eye Steel Film:


  • Description:  With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT follows environmental photographer James Balog on his quest to highlight Americans on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
  • Duration: 76 minutes
  • The Human Element Film Social Media Toolkit
The Human Element Film Screening GuideThe Human Element Film Screening GuidePDF Document 2391 KB

  • Description: In The Burden filmmaker Roger Sorkin shines a stark light on the present dangers America's fossil fuel addiction poses to our economy, environment, armed forces and national security, while showing how the military is poised to lead development of new clean energy technology.
  • Duration: 40 minutes 
  • Description: In Tidewater, follow filmmaker Roger Sorkin’s storytelling behind the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. The story strikes a positive tone, highlighting the outsized capabilities of Hampton Roads to show the nation and the world how it can be done. Lots of hard choices and sacrifices will have to be made in order for the plan to succeed, but if they get it right, human communities everywhere will have a roadmap.
  • Duration: 42 minutes
 Tidewater & The Burden Film Screening Guide Tidewater & The Burden Film Screening Guide PDF Document 101 KB
  • Description: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too 
  • Duration: 71 minutes
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution PDF Document (updated 6/6/22)89 KB
  • Description: ​ Saving Snow is a 2018 feature documentary by independent filmmaker Diogo Castro Freire on how ski towns are coping with warmer winters. It was made to educate audiences about the impacts of climate change on the winter economy and build support for mitigation and adaptation efforts across the country. 
  • Duration​: 53 minutes
Saving Snow Film Discussion GuideSaving Snow Film Discussion Guide(.pdf)(updated 04/29/22)55 KB
  • Description: In December of 2016, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and CCL volunteers were featured in an episode of the acclaimed National Geographic series​ ​Years of Living Dangerously, "Safe Passage."
  • Duration:​ 26 minutes
 Years of Living Dangerously Guide Years of Living Dangerously GuidePDF Document 64 KB
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