Time To Choose

A Social Cinema Screening
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“By the middle of this century we will trigger runaway climate change — a process beyond our control. What do you do if you have that information? What do you do?” – Dr. Steven Chu, Former U.S. Energy Secretary and Nobel Prize winner

Climate change may be the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. There are solutions, but we are in a race against the clock to respond to this critical global threat. In Time To Choose, Academy Award® winner Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End In Sight) explores the far-reaching effects of the climate change crisis and examines the potential of solutions already available and the promise of those to come.

Shot on five continents, from the oil fields of Nigeria to the forests of Indonesia and the coal mines of Appalachia, Time To Choose investigates the costs that fossil fuels and industrialized agriculture take on human lives and future of the land. Through interviews with clean energy and environmental entrepreneurs; innovators in urban planning and design; global and local leaders; and the grassroots activists working on the frontlines of climate change, the film takes an in-depth look at many of the remarkable people working to save our planet.

Join New America for a screening of Time To Choose and a conversation with the film's director and leading climate advocates on what may very well be the next greatest political issue of our time.


Charles Ferguson @CharlesFerguson
Director and Writer, Time To Choose

Winner, 2011 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, Inside Job 

James Hansen
Director, Program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Columbia University's Earth Institute

Former Head, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Vishaan Chakrabarti @vishaannyc
Founder, Partnership for Architecture & Urbanism

Author, "A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America"

Sharon E. Burke @burkese
Senior Advisor, Resource Security Program, New America
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, Obama Administration