‘DAYS OF REVOLT’: CHRIS HEDGES AND JOSH FOX ON HOLDING ONTO OUR HUMANITY AMID CLIMATE CHANGE

Apr 21, 2016 by

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“Days of Revolt”

With Earth Day just three days away, it’s fitting that this week’s episode of “Days of Revolt” focuses on the environment. In the interview below, Chris Hedges talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about his emotional new documentary, “How To Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.”

Although they discuss the bare numbers and legislative failures associated with rising temperatures, Fox also explains that “the point of the film was not to tell people what they already know, which is a lot of this, but then to say, ‘What do we do now?’ and ‘How do we move through this?’ ”

At a time when many are searching for answers in the face of devastating predictions about the planet, Fox has a surprisingly uplifting message. Another goal of the film, he notes, is to consider the “civic virtues” that emerge during tough times. “If we are going to look at a world which starts to spiral out of control in terms of the climate, we simply can’t have humanity spiral out of control along with it,” he says.

Hedges observes the similarities between his own book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” and Fox’s film, noting that both “empower the imagination.” While Fox acknowledges that his latest documentary doesn’t pull any punches, he says he intended it to remind viewers why the human species is “worth keeping on this planet.”

Watch the full interview below:

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