Mon, Jul 19 2010 at 4:53 PM
By The Nature Conservancy
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Carbon Nation, a not-for-profit documentary on solutions to climate change. Directed by Louisville native Peter Byck, the film premiered May 6 at the Louisville Science Center. Carbon Nation opens at the Village 8 theaters in Louisville on Friday, May 7 for one week. See theater listing for showtimes and ticket costs.
Carbon Nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment.
It was made to give a majority of people an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it’s incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it’s good business.
Carbon Nation’s optimism and pragmatism are appealing across the political spectrum. While other good films have been about problems, blame and guilt, Carbon Nation is a film that clelbrates solutions, inspiration and action.
FOLKS IN CARBON NATION (a partial list):
Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group), Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times), Former CIA Director James Woolsey, Van Jones (Founder, Green For All), Col. Dan Nolan, U.S. Army (Ret), Amory Lovins (Chairman, RMI), Art Rosenfeld (Commissioner, California Energy Commission), Denis Hayes (Founder of Earth Day), Ralph Cavanagh (NRDC), Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), John Rowe (CEO, Exelon), Jim Rogers (CEO, Duke Energy), and many more climate change pioneers.
QUICK BIO ON CARBON NATION DIRECTOR:
Louisville native, director Peter Byck’s first feature documentary, “Garbage,” won the South by Southwest film festival. The Christian Science Monitor wrote about “Garbage:” One part ‘Roger and Me,’ one part ’60 Minutes,’ and one part ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ stitched together with a sense of witty serendipity.”
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