The Environmental Justice Film Series has ended for the 2017-18 year, but will return in 2018-19. Come back to this page in fall for an update.

Join us for a showing of a film from the 2017 Sundance New Climate Program. See UUC Calendar for dates and times. Co-sponsored with the Social Justice Team. 


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Co-sponsored with YRUU. Learn more.


Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  Filmed over three years, with 500+ hours underwater, it includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. Learn more.


Water & Power: A California Heist

In California,, water barons find ways to structure a state-engineered system to their own advantage. This examination shows how small farmers and everyday citizens are facing the drought and a new, debilitating water crisis. Go inside the ruthless exploits of those who profit off California’s water supply while everyday citizens suffer. Learn more.



Explores the complex issues of animal conservation at a time when endangered African species such as elephants, rhinos and lions march ever closer to extinction.  This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities. Learn more.


Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

The inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. Meet Justin Knopf, a Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil; and Dusty Crary, a Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front. Learn more.


Plastic China

As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials, then exported back to where they came from with a new face such as manufactured clothing or toys. Explores how the work of recycling plastic waste with their bare hands takes a toll not only on workers’ health, but also their own dilemma of poverty, disease, pollution and death. Learn more.

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