UU Ministry for Earth is honored and proud to be an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary, The Condor and The Eagle, and set a goal of holding as many UU community film screenings on (or around) World Water Day (Sunday, March 22) as possible.
These screenings were opening celebrations for the Spring for Change – Season of Sacred Activism and benefit events to catalyze UU Indigenous frontline solidarity through the Create Climate Justice initiative. Additional resources will be provided for congregations who wish to use the film screening as an entry into continued learning and action around the issues featured in the film.
How to Host a Screening
- Fill out the Sign-Up Form
- Work with UUMFE, UUSC, & The Condor & The Eagle to make your screening event a smashing success. A screening toolkit with full instructions and promotional resources, and a film discussion guide will be provided.
About the Film
Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Boreal forest to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. The Condor & The Eagle documentary offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another.
The Condor & The Eagle premiered in October 2019 at the Woodstock Film Festival, was selected by 28 world-renowned film festivals and has won 8 awards so far including:
- High Falls Women Film Festival – Rochester – Awards for Best Cinematography and the Audience Choice for Best Documentary Film
- Buffalo International Film Festival – Award for Best Documentary Feature Film
- Overcome Film Festival – Best Documentary Story in a Feature Film
- Deauville Green Film Festival – TF1 Award
- Social Justice film Festival – Silver jury Prize
- Ojai Film Festival – Festival’s Theme Award: “Enriching the Human Spirit through film.”
- Red Nation International Film Festival – Best Feature Documentary
What will these screenings benefit?
Each community is asked to send at least $300 to UUMFE and to make a donation appeal at the event to raise as much money as possible.
Funds raised will go towards:
- Film screening fees to the filmmakers (to support a Spring & Summer screening tour),
- Bringing The Condor & The Eagle‘s filmmakers and protagonists, and other UU Indigenous climate justice partners, to the UUA General Assembly in Providence, RI, June 24-28th, 2020,
- Establishing funding for UU Indigenous solidarity and partnership in 2020 through the Create Climate Justice initiative, &
- [If applicable] supporting an existing local Indigenous partner organization (your community would distribute these funds directly to the local partner and send the remaining funds to UU Ministry for Earth to distribute)
By hosting a screening, small or large, you are directly supporting and raising awareness of the important issues in The Condor & The Eagle – FOR A TRULY INCLUSIVE MOVEMENT LED BY THE MOST IMPACTED.
If 100 congregations join this effort, that will raise $30K+. If 300 congregations participate, that will raise $90K+… Let’s do this!Sign up to host a screening
PS – 2020 Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism resources will launch very, VERY soon!