Reel Power style=

Reel Power

Reel Power is a collaborative of award winning documentary filmmakers, individual leaders and organizations working to address climate change and the long-term impact of destructive resource extraction. Through targeted and public screening events, strategy convenings, and hands on trainings, Reel Power is positioning films across the U.S. to promote and advance new energy solutions and a clean and just energy future.

To address climate change and dirty energy practices, Working Films has brought together sixteen groundbreaking film teams with cutting-edge grassroots organizations to create a dynamic film collaborative. Reel Power brings you stories from the frontline of our energy future that will get your community talking and taking action.

The stories of climate change are many and as different as each individual the world's energy crisis touches. From a woman in Kentucky fighting for her homeplace against the ravages of mountaintop removal, to a Gulf Coast community banding together to save their land and culture - Reel power films capture the voices of individuals and the strength of communities standing up for a just and sustainable future. Choose a film or films and sign up to host a screening!

  • Bidder 70

    Community Development, Environment, Human Rights

    Bidder 70 centers on an...

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
  • Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle

    Environment

    Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over Americas largest clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.'s first...

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
  • Chasing the Sun

    Economy, Environment

    In a city where oil spills, air quality red-alerts, and poverty are commonplace, Chasing the Sun asks the hard questions of how a clean energy economy may actually be built, through the...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Coal Ash Stories Compilation

    Coal Ash Stories includes four short films that illustrate the public health concerns, policy issues, and ways communities are responding. The purpose of the program is to educate residents and...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

    Environment, Human Rights, Race & Ethnicity

    Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves...

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
  • Deep Down

    Economy, Environment, Health

    Deep Down follows the story of friends and neighbors in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky who find themselves on opposite sides of the nation's energy debate when a coal mining company...

    • 0
    • 10
    • 0
  • Dirty Business

    Environment, Health

    Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future is a feature documentary that investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate...

    • 0
    • 6
    • 2
  • Gasland

    Environment, Health

    The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a...

    • 0
    • 9
    • 1
  • Gasland Part II

    Economy, Environment, Health

    In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing,...

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
  • Split Estate

    Environment, Health

    Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine another...

    • 0
    • 7
    • 0
  • Sun Come Up

    Environment, Human Rights, Race & Ethnicity

    Sun Come Up is an Academy Award nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote...

    • 0
    • 7
    • 0
  • When Two World's Collide

    Environment, Human Rights

    A hazardous journey of an Amazonian leader confronting the rules of the globalization game created by developed countries in order to protect corporate interests. With the Rainforest facing peril,...

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0

Host a Screening

HOST A REEL POWER FILM FESTIVAL to paint the larger picture of climate change and engage audiences in ways to get involved. Bidder 70, Cape Spin, Deep Down, Dirty Business, Gasland, Split Estate, and Sun Come Up are all available on DVD. Click the links to go to their pages and book a screening of each film.

HOST A REEL POWER FILM SERIES ON YOUR CAMPUS! Use the Campus Screening Toolkit we made for Power Shift attendees.

Contact Reel Power director Kristin Henry at khenry [at] workingfilms.org if you have any questions or would like help in bringing Reel Power to your community, campus, or place of worship.

Take Action

fossil freeJoin 350.org and their Fossil Free effort for colleges, cities, states, and churches to divest in the fossil fuel industry. Divestment is the opposite of an investment as it it simply means getting rid of stocks, bonds or investment funds that are unethical or morally ambiguous. Fossil Free is working to loosen the grip that coal, oil and gas companies have on our government and financial markets.

Screenings

  Name     Date City State   Location   Status
Split Estate thumbnail Split Estate 0 7 Apr 22, 2016 El Rito NM US El Rito Community Library Details Complete
Split Estate thumbnail Split Estate 0 7 Mar 31, 2016 Albuquerque NM US SUB, UNM Campus Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Oct 28, 2015 Bridgeport CT US Bridgeport Public Library Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 30, 2015 Goldsboro NC US Greenleaf Christian Church Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 24, 2015 Asheville NC US UNCA's Highsmith Student Union Mountain Suites Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 19, 2015 St. Louis MO US Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 18, 2015 Union MO US Room 100, Health & Science Building, East Central College Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 17, 2015 Jefferson City MO US Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 16, 2015 Kansas City MO US Westport Coffeehouse Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 15, 2015 Springfield MO US Moxie Cinema Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 13, 2015 Asheville NC US Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Mar 12, 2015 Columbia MO US Strickland Hall 113, University of Columbia Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Feb 24, 2015 Goldsboro NC US Greenleaf Christian Church Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Feb 23, 2015 Sanford NC US Sanford Civitan Club Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Feb 18, 2015 Franklin NC US Macon County Public Library Meeting Room Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 Feb 12, 2015 Chapel Hill NC US UNC School of Public Health Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 Feb 11, 2015 Greensboro NC US Global Learning Center Auditorium - Bennett College Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Feb 05, 2015 Kingston TN US Kingston Community Center, Banquet Room Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Dec 11, 2014 Santa Fe NM US Center for Contemporary Arts Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Dec 11, 2014 New Bern NC US New Bern - Craven County Public Library Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Dec 04, 2014 Boone NC US Rough Ridge room at ASU Student Union Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Nov 20, 2014 Sylva NC US Jackson County Public Library Community Room Details Complete
Deep Down thumbnail Deep Down 0 10 Nov 19, 2014 Houston TX US Rice University Media Center Details Complete
Deep Down thumbnail Deep Down 0 10 Nov 19, 2014 Houston TX US Rice Media Center Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Nov 18, 2014 Washington PA US Center for Coalfield Justice Office Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Nov 15, 2014 Fayetteville, NC NC US Spinners Pizza Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Nov 10, 2014 Pensacola FL US Bayview Senior Center Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Nov 10, 2014 Pittsboro NC US Holmes Meeting Room, Chatham Community Library Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 Oct 25, 2014 Hunting Island SC US Hunting Island Nature Center Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Oct 23, 2014 Lumberton NC US Osterneck Auditorium, Robeson County Public Library Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 Oct 17, 2014 Whitakers NC US Historic Franklinton Center at Bricks Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 Oct 17, 2014 Black Mountain NC US 137 Center Ave. (Common Light Meetingplace) Details Complete
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle thumbnail Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle 0 5 Oct 15, 2014 Houston TX US Rice University Media Center Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Oct 09, 2014 Greensboro NC US Witherspoon Art Museum Details Complete
Dirty Business thumbnail Dirty Business 0 6 Sep 27, 2014 Wilmington NC US Working Films Details Complete
Dirty Business thumbnail Dirty Business 0 6 Sep 24, 2014 Wilmington NC US Working Films Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 Sep 15, 2014 Fayetteville NC US Main Library Branch Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 Sep 08, 2014 Asheville NC US The Mill Room Details Complete
Gasland thumbnail Gasland 0 9 Sep 04, 2014 Asheville NC US AB TECH Ferguson auditorium Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 Aug 27, 2014 San Antonio TX US Woodlawn Theater Details Complete
Bidder 70 thumbnail Bidder 70 0 2 Aug 20, 2014 San Antonio TX US Woodlawn Theater Details Complete
Gasland thumbnail Gasland 0 9 Jul 24, 2014 Bryson City NC US Swain Center for the Performing Arts Details Complete
Split Estate thumbnail Split Estate 0 7 Jul 24, 2014 Fayetteville NC US East Regional Library Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 Jul 18, 2014 Mocksville NC US Mocksville Public Library Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jul 18, 2014 Eden NC US Eden Public Library Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 Jul 09, 2014 Creedmoor NC US Creedmoor United Methodist Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 19, 2014 Asheville NC US Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 19, 2014 Greensboro NC US Central Library Nussbaum Room Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 19, 2014 Raleigh NC US Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 19, 2014 Wilmington NC US Jengo's Playhouse Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 18, 2014 Charlotte NC US Area 15 Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 17, 2014 Pine Hall NC US Pine Hall Ruritan Club Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 17, 2014 Durham NC US Motorco Details Complete
Coal Ash Stories Compilation thumbnail Coal Ash Stories Compilation 0 0 Jun 12, 2014 Winston-Salem NC US Old Salem Single Brothers Workshop Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 May 31, 2014 San Francisco CA US Roxie Theater Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 May 31, 2014 Creedmoor NC US South Library Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 May 30, 2014 Pensacola FL US Artel Gallery Details Complete
Gasland Part II thumbnail Gasland Part II 0 4 May 28, 2014 Bryson City NC US Mountain Perks Details Complete
Bidder 70 thumbnail Bidder 70 0 2 May 21, 2014 Houston TX US Rice University Cinema Details Complete
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek thumbnail Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 0 4 May 18, 2014 Washington DC US The Turret Details Complete
browse more films: