Share the Earth Environmental Film Series

The Share the Earth Environmental Film Series has been taking place monthly in the UWM Union Cinema for almost 20 years. These films speak to a wide range of environmental topics and connect audiences to student organizations, community activists and other experts in Milwaukee who work on these issues.

FALL 2023

Hollow Tree I Wed. September 20, 6PM

Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeplace of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River’s engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and polluting refineries. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis. Cosponsored by Women’s Resource Center 

(Kira Akerman, USA, English, 73 min, 2022, Digital)

Powerlands I Wed. October 25, 6PM

A young Navajo filmmaker travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation. Cosponsored by Women’s Resource Center and Sociocultural Programming

(Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, USA, English, Spanish, Zapotec, Diné, Blaan, Visayan, & Wayuunaki w/ English and Spanish subtitles, 75 min, 2022, Digital)

To the End I November 15, 6PM

Filmed over four years of hope and crisis, To the End captures the emergence of a new generations of leaders and the movement behind the most sweeping climate change legislation in U.S. history. The filmmakers follow four exceptional young women – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist Varshini Prakash, climate policy writer Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and political strategist Alexandra Rojas – as they grapple with new challenges of leadership and power, and work together to define their generations’ right to a future. Cosponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and College Democrats at UWM

(Rachel Lears, USA, English, 94 min, 2022, Digital)

Beasts of the Southern Wild I Wed. December 13, 6PM

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Bouyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. Cosponsored by Women’s Resource Center

(Benh Zeitlin, USA, English, 93 min, 2012, DCP)

Past Films

Spring 2023

Aza Kivy (Morning Star) I Wed. February 22, 7PM

Racing Extinction I Wed. March 15, 6PM

RiverBlue I Wed. April 26, 6PM

Fall 2022

Exposure I Wed. September 28, 7:30PM

Costa Brava, Lebanon I Wed. October 19, 7:30PM

Taming the Garden I Wed. November 16, 7:30PM

Spring 2022

Marcher sur l’eau (Above Water) I Wed. February 16, 7PM

Wild and Scenic Film Festival I Thur. February 24, 7PM

Inhabitants I Wed. March 16, 6PM

The True Cost I Wed. April 20, 6PM (Location: Union Fireside Lounge)

Breaking Trail I Thur. May 5, 6PM (Location: Union Fireside Lounge)

Fall 2021

2040 I Wed. September 15, 6PM

Youth v Gov I Wed. October 27, 6PM

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code I Wed. November 10, 6PM

Spring 2021

After Winter, Spring I February 17-19 (Virtual)

The People vs Agent Orange I March 28-30 (Virtual)

Fall 2020

The River and the Wall I September 16-18 (Virtual)

The Condor and the Eagle I November 11-25 (Virtual)

Spring 2020

Youth Unstoppable I Wed. January 29, 6PM

A Modern Shepherdess I Wed. February 19, 7PM

CANCELLED – Dark Waters I Wed. March 25, 6PM

CANCELLED – Mossville: When Great Trees Fall I April 15, 6PM

Fall 2019

WALL-E Wed. December 11, 6PM

Once Was Water Wed. November 20, 6PM

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Wed. September 25, 7PM

Thank You for the Rain I Wed. October 23, 7PM

Spring 2019

The Martian Mon. February 11th, 6PM.

Modified Wed. February 20, 6PM.

Food Chains: A Revolution in America’s Fields Wed. March 13, 6PM.

The Exploration Film Tour presented by NOLS Wed. April 17, 6PM

Fall 2018

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Wed. September 19, 7PM

4 Wheel Bob Wed. October 17, 7PM.

Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste Wed. Nov. 7, 6PM

The Chocolate Case Wed. Dec. 5, 6PM

Spring 2018 Films:

An Inconvenient Sequel Wed. January 31st, 7PM

Ice & Sky Wed. Feb. 21st, 7PM

From the Ashes Wed. Mar. 14th, 7PM

The Future of Energy Wed. Apr. 18th, 7PM

For more information on all screenings in the Union, please see the Union Cinema Calendar.