Our team is experienced in hosting powerful engagement events both large and small, exploring the complexities of our changing climate with global audiences.
Get in touch to book your engagement event today.
Get in touch to book your engagement event today.
CURRENT EVENT TYPES
FILM SCREENING OF
(1 hour screening only)
FILM SCREENING + WORKSHOP / Q&A
(1.5 - 3 hours +)
PRESENTATION / WORKSHOP ONLY
(1 - 3 hours +)
(1/2 day or more, variable)
SHARING CLIMATE STORIES / UN SDGs
(1 - 3 hours +)
(Work with us to discuss a new climate engagement strategy - timing open)
Are you a professional artist or facilitator interested in engaging on global climate change? Visit our partners page for information on how to partner with us to co-design and host uniquely powerful engagement events in your community.
Beyond Crisis workshops and screening events
We've hosted dozens of creative workshops building off of the feature documentary for climate action Beyond Crisis, which provides a deep dive into the climate crisis, the building of a global movement to respond to it, and the many solutions available to build a far more sustainable, safe climate future. Since its launch in fall 2017, Beyond Crisis has been hosted at community events around the world, catalyzing powerful community engagement and action. Here's a glimpse of some of the workshops we've hosted - for a more comprehensive view, check out the community gallery on the film website. You can also bring Beyond Crisis to your community by filling out the film request form here. Screenings can be coupled with workshops and other community actions to make for a truly rich & unique community event!
Beyond Crisis screening event at Parkview Public School in May 2019, coupled with an in-depth community dialogue, commitments to action and an afternoon workshop with the students exploring the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Big thank you to the grade 7 / 8 students for helping to organize this event, including by painting such a beautiful mural for the film! It was incredibly inspiring to see the leadership these students are taking towards action - inspiring their families and communities to lead also.
Hosting an interactive screening and engagement event on global climate change as part of the annual Global Youth Forum, held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, May 2018 (Waterloo, Canada)
Workshops on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals
In 2019, PCF was invited to lead two creative engagement events exploring the UN's Sustainable Development Goals with diverse audiences. The first was as part of the Global Solutions Conference at the University of Waterloo in March, 2019, while the second engaged a much younger audience (though no less enthusiastic!) as part of the annual Waterloo Wellington Science and Engineering Fair. Participants contributed to designing a range of original "puzzle pieces" each speaking to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and how it they might be realized in our community. The result is several murals that can now travel between communities, to educate and inspire others on these SDGs, which are so critical for leading our own sustainable development forwards.
Sustainable Development Goal "puzzle mural" creation exercise at the Global Solutions Conference in Waterloo, Canada, March 2019.
Sustainable Development Goal "puzzle mural" creation exercise at the Waterloo Wellington Science & Engineering Fair (WWSEF) with grade 7 / 8 students, Waterloo, Canada, April 2019. Photo credit: Jodi Koberinski
Sharing our climate stories
Stories are critical to guiding human society and actions, from shaping individual to group identities. Our storytelling workshops take a variety of forms, bringing in creative techniques from theatre to personal inquiry and sharing, deepening connection to the global climate that sustains all of us. In the workshops below, participants used stills from Beyond Crisis to select the imagery that resonated most with them and through this build new narratives in response to the climate crisis. The workshops empower participants to create and share new stories of global change, through this deepening support for local climate engagement and action.
Youth share their climate stories as part of the March 15th global day of action in 2019. This day brought together over 1.6 million people, mostly youth, in global solidarity to demand ambitious action on climate change NOW to secure a safe climate future. The strikes took place in over 2000 places and 125 countries around the world, making it one of the largest strikes for climate action in history! This video profiles the voices of youth from Waterloo Region, Canada, rising up to speak their truth.
Hosting a collaborative climate story creation exercise at the University of Waterloo, as part of the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) Day 2019. This project used stills from Beyond Crisis film to challenge participants to come up with and describe their own climate stories.
In July 2018, PCF was invited to facilitate an interactive climate storytelling workshop at the Climate Rally: 80 x 50 event in Cambridge, ON, Canada. The event was held by Climate Action Waterloo Region in partnership with the City of Cambridge, in celebration of the Region's recently passed 80% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2050. Photos credit: Basak Topcu
Request a Sample
To request a sample of the film and / or specific engagement materials, please write to us indicating your request through our contact form here.
All film screenings currently refer to interactive screenings of documentary film Beyond Crisis, now screening worldwide. This film paints a powerful portrait of our changing climate and the ambitious global movement working to solve this crisis, directed by PCF co-founder Kai Reimer-Watts. To watch the trailer, book a screening and for all other information on the film, visit www.beyondcrisisfilm.com
Our current team is based primarily in southern Ontario, although we engage with audiences worldwide and continue to expand our available roster of engagement hosts and artists. In-person events are generally reserved for those near to where our available hosts live, with occasional exceptions for major events. For any events where our team is not able to be physically present, we offer the ability to video conference into your event session as shown above to engage directly with your audience.
Through a combination of community film screenings, artistic workshops and in-depth discussions held in partnership with local leaders, we help host crucial conversations for climate action across our communities.