Symbiotic Earth film screening

Paradigm Shifts: Music and Film Festival, in association with The Church of the Ascension, will present a screening of Symbiotic Earth and panel discussion on Saturday, March 16 at 2pm at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue and 10th Street in Manhattan. The panel will focus on Earth Ethics and the Climate Crisis. Panelists will include scientist and activist Fritjof Capra, NYU Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences Tyler Volk, and others. Filmmaker John Feldman and composer Sheila Silver will also be present.  The panel will be moderated by Encompass’ Artistic Director Nancy Rhodes.

As the climate crisis becomes more and more urgent, Lynn Margulis’ symbiotic worldview and the Gaia theory she developed with Jim Lovelock serve as important jumping off points for discussions about our ethical responsibilities toward the Earth and the living system that sustains us. Symbiotic Earth explores these subjects within the rich context of Lynn Margulis’ life as a maverick scientist. Fighting against prevailing science, she showed that life evolved through myriad collaborations, not through competition, and that it behooves us to respect the living network of which we are a part. Here's a trailer for the movie.


Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Symbiotic Earth (2018, 147 min.)
Presented by Encompass 2019 Paradigm Shifts: Music and Film Festival
The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, New York, NY 10011
(entrance on Fifth Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets, west side of the street)
Screening followed by a reception and panel discussion: Earth Ethics and the Climate Crisis

Suggested donation at the door:  $15; Students & Seniors $10