Attention: How to Let Go of The World Screening with Steph Saunders

  • Mercury Studio
An event series dedicated to creating space for forward facing conversations. “Attention is the beginning of devotion” -Mary Oliver

An event series dedicated to creating space for forward facing conversations.

“Attention is the beginning of devotion” -Mary Oliver

A DISCUSSION OF JOSH FOX'S MOVING, MOTIVATING DOCUMENTARY: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE

Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants. (IMDb)

The film will be followed by a short discussion of the themes and thoughts presented in the film, facilitated by Steph Saunders.

 

All are welcome! Bring a friend.


ABOUT OUR DISCUSSION FACILITATOR:

Steph was born in the Caribbean and raised in South Carolina. She works at a nonprofit in downtown Durham and as editor-in-chief of Recount Magazine, founded shortly before moving to Durham in 2015. Steph is an existential poet, writer and burgeoning activist, seeking to live in conscious coexistence with the environment and share in that locally and globally.  

In my short stay at Standing Rock, there were three concepts that stuck with me:

- our physical and spiritual bodies, individually and collectively, impact the space we inhabit and resources we share (whether we consider it or not)
- everything that we do matters; change comes from the people on the frontlines all the way to the back of the kitchen
- all nature asks of us is that we care for it as it is here to provide for us

This documentary gives us all a chance to appreciate what it is that humans are called to change our ways, advocate, and fight for on this Earth.