“Not Without Us” Boulder Premiere

“Not Without Us” Boulder Premiere

  • When: June 23, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $10 - $25 Plus applicable service fees
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VIP Doors*: 6:00 pm

General Admission Doors: 6:30 pm

Event Start Time: 7:00 pm

*VIP admission includes two drink tickets and early access for a chance to mingle with the filmmaker, Mark Decena

Join Boulder-based international nonprofit Global Greengrants Fund for the local premiere of “Not Without Us.” Made by the same team that brought us the acclaimed Colorado River documentary “Watershed,” this action-packed film follows Nnimmo Bassey, a renowned Nigerian environmentalist (and the chair of Global Greengrants Board of Directors), and six other grassroots activists as they head to Paris for the U.N. climate talks, or COP21.

The Paris talks culminated in an accord signed by 196 nations and touted by mainstream media as a historic success. But what kind of accord was adopted? An agreement that will embrace all of humanity, or one full of non-binding proclamations tailored to for-profit multi-national corporations?

Ultimately, the question remains: can the COP21 agreement stop catastrophic climate change? Perhaps we need to call upon our most powerful renewable natural resource: the will of the people.

The filmmaker, and founder of Kontent Films, Mark Decena, will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

Speaker Bios:

Terry Odendahl, President and CEO of Global Greengrants Fund

Terry has spent more than 30 years working to bridge the gap between our natural and human worlds. Prior to joining Global Greengrants in 2009, Terry helmed the National Network of Grantmakers for over a decade, and later the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers. She also worked to protect public lands in the western United States, as a program officer at the Wyss Foundation. An anthropologist by training, she has held faculty positions at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute; the University of California, San Diego; and Yale University. Terry’s background in anthropology and philanthropy is complemented by her expertise in gender studies. Terry is co-founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and the Institute for Collaborative Change in New Mexico.

Mark Decena, Founder of Kontent Films

Mark is a writer, director and producer of feature films, television programming, web films, and commercials. A three time Sundance alumni, Mark's first feature, Dopamine, won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. Decena's documentary work spans across themes of social justice, sustainable design and the environment. He wrote and directed the Redford Center film, Watershed, and was a writer and producer on Stand Up Planet, a Gates funded project currently on air on Participant Media’s, Pivot TV. Not Without Us is Mark’s latest film.