“The fact is that we all have the potential to create change and to be respectful of the Earth for the coming generations. We each have something that we can do to create change within our communities.” –– Lori Joyce, Filmmaker & Activist
Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust for the 2nd film of our 6-month Eco Film Series! Directed & Produced by mother-daughter West Coast filmmakers Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando, Arise captures the inspiring work and infectious spirit of a remarkable group of women from around the world who are working together to transform our Earth, one community at a time. We are proud to present this documentary in commemoration of Lowell Women’s Week and with the support of Lowell National Historical Park.
Date/Time • Tuesday, February 26 @ 7PM
Venue • Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street
Admission • FREE
Not Rated | 1 hr 19 mins
Written, Directed & Produced by Lori Joyce & Candice Orlando
Executive Producer: Molly Ross
From Georgianne Nienaber of The Huffington Post: “The opening scene of the documentary Arise is stark. Jane Goodall’s call to arms in declaring that ‘it’s time for women to rise up, own their power, and heal the planet’ floats in an obsidian sky as a yellow-orange full moon casts her glow, recalling the great Roman goddess Diana, Queen of Heaven, patron of animals and goddess of the hunt. Like Diana, 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. Living on the earth responsibly requires partnership. One must replenish what one uses in a spirit of respect and stewardship. There is no longer room on the planet for narcissistic caretakers whose self-absorption and greed is sucking the life from our planet. Is a feminine approach to leadership, stewardship, and commerce the answer? Idanha filmmakers Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando make a powerful case that this is so.
Narrated by actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah, Arise is both a documentary and an ethnographic study of women from around the world who share a profound intellectual and spiritual understanding of what it takes to live in harmony with the environment. In a twist, ‘the environment’ is not always a pristine rainforest, African savanna, or glacial lake. Broken and abandoned urban landscapes and neighborhood food ‘dead zones’ can provide fertile ground for food bounty with the vision and tenacity of women leaders.
Arise was the official selection at the 2012 Colorado Environmental Film Festival in February 2012, and winner of the ‘Spirit of Activism’ award. The mother and daughter team of Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando spent seven years bringing Arise to the screen. Joyce has independently produced nine documentaries over the last 20 years including the Emmy-nominated, and award-winning The Journey of Sacagawea, which aired nationally on PBS.” … > Read the full story
This film program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a stage agency.