Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Normal is Over followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker Renée Scheltema. This compelling film offers various solutions to reversing the path of global decline that is imperiling our planet – giving hope and direction. A must-see for all of us!
- Renée Scheltema, the filmmaker
- Lindsey Allen, Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network;
- Jody Timms, 350Marin
- Max Perrey, Sierra Club Marin
- Kate Sears, Supervisor Marin County
- Damon Connolly, Supervisor Marin County
Normal Is Over (103′ min) is a compelling and visually rich film directed by award winning, and investigative TV-journalist Renée Scheltema. Her film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production.
This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time.
With an open mind, Renée investigates the cause and symptoms of our crisis while offering hope. She takes off on a multinational voyage, meeting not only prominent experts, but also everyday citizens who concentrate on matters such as organic agriculture, the banning of plastic, saving species, ecological economics, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and more.
While this film is intended to challenge viewers on many different levels, it most of all offers hope. The film mixes accurate, relevant content with humor, and suggests ways how we can take positive practical action and change our lifestyles for future generations.
Featuring: Prof. Lester Brown, Agricultural Economist. Prof. Michael Mann, Meteorologist. Prof. Naomi Oreskes, History of Science. Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental activist. Charles Eisenstein, Author. Paul Gilding, Social Activist. Al Gore, Former Vice President. Prof. Bernard Lietaer, International Finance. Ta’Kaya Blainey, First Nations & many more “keystone humans”.
“Smart, different and compelling … An educational journey about money and the planet we should all go on.”
– Andy Ridley, Co-Founder Earth Hour, and Managing Director.
“A catalyst for changing the world, and a must for every decision maker in this world.”
– Professor Michael Braungart, Co-founder Cradle-2-Cradle.
“I’ve attended ..many.. film festivals, and I can’t think of a film that has impressed me as much as yours did, nor received a standing ovation.” – Steve Nicola, Biologist.