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HANDS ON: Women, Climate, Change

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Catalogue Number:  SHORE07
Producer:  Elizabeth Miller
Producing Agencies:  Liz Miller, Red Lizard Media
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  48:00

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HANDS-ON women: climate: change profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies. This 48-minute collaborative documentary offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations.


SILJE LUNDBERG - Silje Lundberg runs the only youth environmental organization in Norway, leading 7000 members in a campaign to prevent arctic oil exploration around the largest cold coral reef in the world.

MAHESHVARI - Following the devastating impacts of cyclone Thane, Maheshvari became a community leader and through her daily announcements, she delivers satellite information on weather conditions to ensure the safety of struggling fisherman in her coastal community of Veerampattinam, India.

JOSE GERIN-LAJOIE - Researcher Jose Gerin-Lajoie is developing research methods with Cree and Inuit Communities in Quebec to share knowledge and ensure that research initiatives to address climate change take into account those most impacted.

JASMINE THOMAS - Jasmine Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation (Canada) is leading a coalition to prevent efforts to build a tar sands pipeline across her community that threatens water security and contributes to global warming.

ANNABELL WAITITU - After years of contributing to reforestation and climate change policies in Kenya, Annabell Waititu is training women farmers in sustainable practices, ensuring their voices are taken into account when developing national policies and helping women understand their rights.

Program is also available in French.

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