What People Are Saying About Arise
Women Arise to lead environmental justice initiatives
Martine Joeseph May 11, 2013
Women lead environmental justice around the world in Arise. Exquisite cinematography and music are enhanced by Daryl Hannah’s evocative narration. These voices for change may be new to you.
Arise emphasizes women’s wisdom and spiritual connection with the Earth as they live sustainably. Mother and daughter Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando direct.
Are We What We Watch?
Doreen Dodgen-Magee April 8th, 2013
Link TV’s Edition of Earth Focus
Sierra Club Radio Features Director Lori Joyce
Please listen here: audio link
Arise Honors Earth’s Female Caretaker
Georgianne Nienaber, March 13th, 2012. Click here to read the article.
Hollywood Progressive 3/12/12
“The women of Arise are called by destiny to protect the earth while at the same time utilizing earth’s bounty for the nourishment of life and community.” By Georgianne Nienaber
American Solar Energy Society
Susan Greene on March 8, 2012. ases.org
Recently I attended a screening at the 6th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival of the new documentary film , ARISE, narrated by Darryl Hannah. The film captures the stories of women around the globe, who are leading the way to a sustainable future to rebuild their families, their neighborhoods and their communities. The film highlights a new generation of women who have acknowledged that the natural environment has become disconnected from our lives, our hearts and our beings. The featured women, from Africa, Palestine, Israel, India, Ecuador, and all over the United States, including the South Bronx, San Francisco and Denver, speak with passion and conviction about their communities, their families and their connection with the natural world that surrounds them. The theater was packed and the audience was captivated by the powerful emotions and the remarkable results across all demographics and all types of environments – from very rural to very urban. As a Bedouin Palestinian woman noted, with conviction, “When you can vision a different reality, you can live a different reality”.
The film won the Spirit of Activism Award at the Environmental Film Festival. Be sure and see this doc if you have the opportunity!
“Thoughtful, beautiful Arise inspired me to consider how I might contribute to the Earth’s health.” –Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities
“This is an amazingly inspiring and empowering film for all people everywhere. And especially for women who want to help the earth, all species on it and the children of the planet. I absolutely LOVE it!” Catherine Molland, Artist, Santa Fe, NM.