Woody Harrelson’s documentary on climate change is now free for schools
Documentary about climate change Kiss the ground– which debuted on Netflix last fall – is now offered for free to schools. Supported by a number of celebrities and activists, Kiss the ground It took seven years to manufacture and focused on regenerative agriculture to move away from current climate-damaging practices such as factory farming, use of pesticides and fossil fuels. Directed by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the film offers a variety of solutions to tackle climate change, including improving rice growing, pruning trees, and switching to a plant-rich diet. As told by the vegan actor Woody Harrelson, Kiss the ground highlights a host of global activists working to save the world’s topsoil through regenerative practices, and features appearances by actors such as Ian Somerhalder, Patricia Arquette, David Arquette, model Gisele Bündchen and musician Jason Mraz.
Free for schools
This month, Kiss the ground: for schools was made available to all schools, teachers, students and community educators free of charge. The 45-minute educational version of the film contains additional scenes not found in the full version of the film, such as an interview with actress and social justice lawyer Rosario Dawson and Lakota Tribe Elder Tony Tenfingers. The educational film is also available in 18 languages, including English subtitles, Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi. “”Kiss the ground: for schools This is a turning point for our country’s education system, ”said Director Rebecca Tickell. “This is the first time reversing climate change through regeneration and degradation has been taught in classrooms – both online and in person. The new version of the film for schools and the upcoming curriculum will provide powerful new tools for students everywhere. “
The filmmakers have also partnered with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) to create complementary classroom materials such as lesson plans and student worksheets that will be available to educators in March leading up to Earth Day Nsta.org. The NSTA will also develop and distribute a follow-up curriculum on Earth Day April 22, 2021.
“Rebecca and I are proud to present this new version of Kiss the ground Available free and online for 114,000 US schools and over 35 million students at home and millions internationally, ”said director Josh Tickell. “One of the key messages in our film is that today’s youth are the best positioned leaders to implement the practices of regeneration and reversing climate change.”