45 minutes: Grade Level: 5 – 12, College, Adults US Release Date: 2021. Directed by Rose Madrone.
A 3-part series of short films examining the ripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world.
Connectivity Project: “Ought to be viewed by every single person around the globe.” Corey
Thompson, Assoc Prof, Teacher Ed, Cardinal Stritch University.
The titles in this series are:
Interconnections [15 mins] — Examines how different cultures and faiths from around the
world have a common, time-honored awareness of an interconnected way of being. By raising
understanding and awareness about these connections, we explore why this perspective is
more important now more than ever before, as we realize that our actions and ways of being
impact much more than we can even measure.
Plants Have Wings [16 mins] — We look into the amazing realm of plants and their pollinators
and, as all things are connected, discover that we are each an integral part of the pollination
process. As we follow the story of an inspired bicyclist who is a champion supporting threatened
Monarch butterflies, we learn how we are all a distinct part of the web of life. Not only are we
deeply reliant on pollinators, they too are reliant on us.
Speaking Out! [15 mins] — Activism is combined with interconnectedness, as an indigenous
high school student is inspired by the actions of Lois Gibbs (grass roots activist organizer from
Love Canal in the 1970s). We follow Clarissa’s journey to speak out and advocate for the right
to clean air, for her family, school, and community in North Portland, OR.