2019 TCFF Social Justice Cause: Changemaker Series – Environmental Responsibility
TCFF utilizes the singular power of film to elicit compassion and expand understanding in its Changemaker Series. Designed to capture that moment of enlightenment, the Changemaker Series drives audiences toward passion and activism around a specially curated topic each year. Past years have highlighted topics of Addiction, Sex Trafficking, Homeless Youth, Education, Hunger in America and more.
2019’s Changemaker Series will focus on Environmental Responsibility, exploring how every-day actions we take are impacting the health of our world, for better or worse. As the pinnacle series of TCFF, all 14,000+ attendees are engaged with the Changemaker Series through micro-documentaries, panels, specially curated films, community partnerships, and media tours.
2019 Changemaker Award Honoree
Isra Hirsi:Isra Hirsi is a 16 year old high school student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the Executive Director of the US Youth Climate Strike she focuses on climate justice advocacy with a lens of intersectionality. She worked on getting hundreds of strikes organized in the US.
Rose Whipple: Rose is an indigenous organizer from the Isanti Dakota and Ho-Chunk Nations. Rose has been speaking publicly at high schools and colleges, as well as organizing local events to speak out and raise awareness of the dangers of the Line 3 Pipeline in northern Minnesota.. Her work is not limited to the pipeline in Minnesota. She was very active in the fight at Standing Rock to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
MATTER is a movement of people who believe they have the power to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges right in their own two hands. MATTER is a group of problem solvers, innovators, dreamers, and above all, doers. We bring together some of the best companies, experts, and partners, to take on some of the biggest health challenges our world is facing today. Over the next three years, we will design and implement solutions to impact 10 million people around the world.
Five powerful films paint a picture of Environmental Responsibility and what we can do as a community to help our planet survive.