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‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ to be shown at All Souls Church

WEST BRATTLEBORO—All Souls Church will host a screening and discussion of the new National Geographic documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, on Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

The church is presenting the film, and panel discussion to follow, in cooperation with Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and the Vermont Climate & Health Alliance.

The film shows effects of the climate crisis as well as the many solutions people are implementing.

The panelists include Wendy Webber, who will speak about a Green New Deal for Vermont; Tom Hughes of Energy Independent Vermont, who will speak about pricing carbon; and Dan Quinlan, who will speak about the Global Warming Solutions Act.

Vermont Interfaith Power & Light is coordinating statewide showings of the new National Geographic climate change documentary. To view the trailer, visit

The film “reveals the inspiring steps communities across the country are taking to confront the severe health and economic threats posed by climate change,” Geoff Daniels, the head of unscripted programming for National Geographic, said in a news release. “From innovative ways to improve our food supply chain through Fleet Farming, parking lots shaded by solar paneled roofs to passionate college students making an impact in sustainable energy jobs, this documentary provides a hopeful roadmap for the future.”

Paris to Pittsburgh was produced by the Academy Award and Emmy-winning production company RadicalMedia, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The film is directed by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed documentary, From the Ashes, about the legacy and future of the coal industry in the U.S.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #515 (Wednesday, June 19, 2019). This story appeared on page B4.

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