Share the Earth Environmental Film Series

The Share the Earth Environmental Film Series has been taking place monthly in the UWM Union Cinema for over 12 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.


Youth Unstoppable I Wed. January 29, 6PM

YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change refusing to let their futures slip away. Over the course of 12 years, YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in.



A Modern Shepherdess I Wed. February 19, 7PM

Originally from Paris, Stephanie leaves everything behind to make her dream come true to live closer to nature and reinvent herself in the salt meadows of the Cherbourg Peninsula. Facing the myriad challenges of running a small sheep farm as a single mother, knowing it must be profitable, and faced with the distrust of neighbors for whom she is an outsider, she discovers the joys and difficulties of her new rural life on a daily basis.

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

DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.

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

Mossville, Louisiana is rich in natural resources and history. Founded by formerly enslaved people, the residents were insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow. Today, Mossville is surrounded by 14 petrochemical plants, and the future site of apartheid-born South African-based chemical company Sasol’s newest plant. As Sasol encroaches on citizens’ property with buyout offers, lifelong resident Stacey Ryan and other community members have to decide whether to exist in a chemical war zone, or abandon land that has been in their families for generations.


Past Films

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.