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Act Up!

Act Up! is a clearinghouse of resources made available for those wishing to take a deeper dive into ideas, issues, and other interests INSPIRED by watching Encircle Films documentaries and/or participating in the audience panel discussions following film screenings. Click on the movie headings below – they are linked to individual resource pages.
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2023 / 2024

Gratitude Revealed Resource Page Here!

September 21, 2023

Louie Schwartzberg

Gratitude Revealed is an epic journey forty years in the making. Acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities such as Norman Lear, Jack Kornfield, Luisah Teish, Alex Grey and other luminaries.

October 19, 2023

Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott

US & THEM is a powerful documentary composed of striking portraits of four extraordinary individuals as they struggle with homelessness and addictions. Directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott (THE CORPORATION), the story follows Loughton’s ten-year journey exploring the worlds of Dawnellda, Stan, Eddie and Karen, who she attempts to help.

Filmed over a decade, US & THEM is a visceral documentary that explores homelessness, addiction, and transformation through human connection. Punctuated with First Nations wisdom and Dr. Gabor Maté’s insight into the root causes of addiction, the film shows there is no difference between ‘us’ and ‘them’.

November 16, 2023

Sue Williams

Our food has a huge carbon footprint. FIXING FOOD tells five stories of creative new ways to lower the cost.

FIXING FOOD tells stories of people who are working to lower our carbon footprint with impactful new ways to gather and prepare the food we need. The series looks at five important areas where we can make changes—farming in the ocean and the air, finding new food sources, learning from Indigenous agriculture, and rescuing the food we already have. Their stories challenge us all: If we change the way we eat, can we save our planet?