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The Race to Save The World is a climate documentary with a uniquely optimistic approach. It follows passionate activists whose single-minded focus is the creation of a sustainable world for future generations. These climate warriors, ages 15 to 72, are in the trenches fighting for a livable future, regardless of the personal cost. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil these activists endure as they push for change. The Race to Save The World is an energizing call-to-action that inspires viewers to quit waiting on the sidelines and start making their voices heard for a livable future.

This screening of THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD is presented by Faith Action Climate Team (FACT)

Faith Action Climate Team (FACT) is an interfaith, grassroots group in the greater Seattle area which since 2016 has leveraged the moral power of its members’ faith traditions to work for climate justice. Past activities include organizing climate conferences, testifying at hearings, sitting in prayer at a Chase bank to protest its funding of fossil fuel infrastructure projects, and helping to lead worship services that address how worshipers can reconcile their faith with the existential threat of climate change.

40% of each ticket revenue will be donated to Protectors of the Salish sea and Green Buildings Now, an Interfaith Climate Action - First Hill project, which is raising funds to support the South Beacon Hill Resilience Hub).   

Update: A link to a recording of our 6/5/21 zoom discussion will be available shortly.

Reviews for The Race to Save the World

“These are important stories, told in engaging fashion--and I can testify that there are similar scenes from every corner of the planet. The fight to halt the destruction of the planet's climate system may be the biggest movement in earth history, and these brave people help tell a tale everyone needs to hear!”

- Bill McKibben, Founder 350.0rg

“I hope everyone will watch this film and be inspired to join these everyday heroes in the struggle of our lifetime.” – Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace US

“Successful social movements always have a small number of deeply-committed people willing to take extraordinary risks. The Race offers a frank look at some Americans who have chosen to place their bodies at the "tip of the spear" in the fight for climate justice. Their courage, and their resolute optimism, is inspiring.”Denis Hayes, Environmental and solar power advocate, coordinator of the first Earth Day and Founder of the Earth Day Network

“There is still time to prevent catastrophic climate change. This powerful film shows how each of us can use our voice and our actions to save this planet from destruction. Watch it and be inspired to make a difference.” Michael Mann, Author of The New Climate War

The Race to Save The World has won best documentary at the Soho International Film Festival, and it also won best documentary at the Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai. It was accepted into the Paris International Film Festival and the Dumbo Film Festival (Dumbo as in Brooklyn). It was also accepted into the Cannes Independent Film Festival, the North Dakota Environmental Film Festival, and the London Eco Film Festival. 

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    United States
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    Joe Gantz