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Inner Climate Change: The Change Starts Within You (2020)

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How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action?

Both leading-edge science and ancient wisdom traditions point us inwards for the answer.

In this documentary, you will go with us on a journey to see how our inner climate relates to the topic of climate change, and how changing from within will create the change we need.

The INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary focuses on the very personal experiences, insights and responses to the climate crisis from people who participated in the Climate Change and Consciousness conference (CCC19) held in 2019 at the Findhorn Ecovillage in the northeast of Scotland. Conference participants included 350 youngers and elders of multiple ethnicities and diverse genders from 45 countries.

Among those featured in the film are Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Jonathon Porritt, Xhiutecatl Martinez and Polly Higgins (RIP).

Your gift to INNER CLIMATE CHANGE

This film is a gift from the Findhorn Foundation to the world. In the spirit of gift economy feel free to donate towards the making of the film (about £20.000) and the continuation of the ICC movement.

Donate here  

Director/editor: Lorenz Gramann

Also by Lorenz: A New Story for Humanity

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