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Earth Month Film Screenings
Thu, Apr 4, 2024 – Film: "2040" 7pm in the Blue Building
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 – Film: "Sovereign Soil" 7pm in the Blue Building

Program Overview

North House Folk School, Cook County Local Energy Project, and Cook County Higher Education have partnered to engage with Earth Day themed events throughout the month of April.  CCLEP is hosting an Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 20th. North House will host showings of two climate-themed films, free and open to the public. CCHE features webinars via zoom throughout the month (registration required). Read on for more information and the full list of events.


Thursday April 4th at 7pm in the Blue Building at North House

Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. 2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! A story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. (92 mins).

2040 - Official Trailer from Columbia Festival of the Arts on Vimeo.

Sovereign Soil

Tuesday April 16 at 7pm in the Blue Building at North House

At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life.

Over the course of a year, Dawson filmmaker David Curtis follows these resilient, unassuming farmers—including a German immigrant, a young family that taps birch trees for syrup, a First Nations youth, and a matriarch who can shoot and quarter a moose—exploring life, death, and time through the simple, rich day-to-day of people deeply tied to the wilds. (91 mins).

Sovereign Soil (Trailer 94 sec.) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

Thank you to the National Film Board of Canada for the opportunity to share this film with our local community. 

All Earth Month Events in partnership with Cook County Local Energy Project and Cook County Higher Education