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How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

A new documentary by Josh Fox

Movie Review by Steve Hays

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

July 01, 2016 -Steve Hays

 

Film director and environmental activist Josh Fox has released a new film that explores exactly what he says in the title of the film. “Can a person stop a wave,” he asks rhetorically. “Can we stand on the shore and stop a wave from crashing?”

Well, what can we do? What is important?

“What are the things,” he asks in the movie, “that climate change can’t change? What are those parts of us that are so deep that no storm can take them away?”

 

It’s time to look at that now he says in an interview with the Progressive magazine: “Most people think climate change is something that is happening in the future. What surprised me is that it’s happening now, in brutal and very hard ways.” View that interview at progressive.org.

 

I won’t be making a list of what he offers in response to his own question, his story/film answers that the best, but tells you about the movie to say he does cover it from both the inner and external perspectives—from human resilience to community and more. Ultimately he says we should not ignore that “love” is in the title and the expression of that and loving what he can’t change is an important part of his message.

 

Fox’s documentary film Gasland was nominated for an Oscar in 2010. His new film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on HBO on June 27. You can view the trailer at www.howtoletgomovie.com. Information is also there on how to host a screening of the movie.

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