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“The Story We Want” documentary series premieres July 25 at The Collider. This new series follows Dayna Reggero and the Climate Listening Project as they travel across America with Moms Clean Air Force to meet with women who are working together to protect their families and communities— confronting fossil fuel industries, climate change impacts, and a culture of extraction.
The Collider’s monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate change and the environment, continues with this special Climate Listening Project premiere at the nonprofit climate innovation center in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Popcorn, Green Sage’s hibiscus tea, and a selection of Oskar Blues beers, and other refreshments will be provided.
The film will be followed by a discussion with film director Dayna Reggero. Dayna launched the Climate Listening Project in Asheville in 2014, traveling across America and around the world, to connect hopeful conversations on climate change and community. The discussion, facilitated by Scott Hardin-Nieri of Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina, includes local Asheville-based filmmakers Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood, along with special guest Caroline Rutledge Armijo. The award-winning team filmed nearly one hundred women in eight states across America. Caroline’s story is featured in episode one, filmed in North Carolina. Additional episodes feature stories filmed in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Florida, and California.
“The Story We Want” documentary series gives audiences an inside look at the reality for many women across the United States right now. The courageous moms featured share personal stories of the real impacts of air pollution and climate change on their families. From toxic coal ash ponds in North Carolina to oil and gas operations in New Mexico and sea level rise in South Florida, these American stories all have women working together to protect their children and communities. They are unsung heroes— confronting fossil fuel industries, climate change impacts, and a culture of extraction, while challenging us all to join the chorus fighting for a better today and a healthy tomorrow.
“These stories weave together a powerful narrative about motherly love, resilience and hope in a climate-changing world; they also compel us to take action for the love of all children and those to come,” said Dayna Reggero, the series’ filmmaker. “I’m honored to be sharing these stories with a big premiere at The Collider in Asheville, Climate City.”
Located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, The Collider is an innovation center focused on catalyzing climate solutions. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Access to the building for evening events is through the glass door facing Patton Ave., around the corner from the ATM machine.
For details on this and other Oskar Blues movie nights this year at The Collider, check the event calendar at thecollider.org. Watch more Climate Listening Project stories at ClimateListeningProject.org.