This 5-part film series–Heroes of Our Time FILM SERIES— is made possible by a grant from Working Films to bring educational films around environmental justice/injustice to rural communities. Each film will build upon the other in a series that explores drivers behind environmental injustice (in our case oil and gas development in sensitive areas), the political and economic resistance to action, and the solutions and heroes of our time (not who you might expect). The films will be shown at 7pm at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, and online the following night at 7pm for those who would prefer an online experience during the Coronavirus pandemic. Each film will be accompanied by a discussion. Please join us for this very important film series.


Film #1: My Country No More

Following the rise and fall of the new American oil boom, My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life.

  • September 28, 2020:—Paradise Theatre, Paonia—7pm
  • September 29, 2020: Online


Film #2: The Devil We Know:

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.

  • November 10, 2020– Online


Film #3: The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid is of a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

  • November 24, 2020– Online


Film #4: I am Greta

I am Greta is the story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. This intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman tells her story through compelling, never-before-seen footage. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

  • December 8, 2020– Online


Film #5: How to Change the World

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.

  • January 19, 2021– Online