In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, the DP&JC is hosting Greg Reitman’s Rooted in Peace—a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows Reitman as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations. From the U.S. to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Reitman (producer of Fuel) traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make Rooted in Peace one of the most unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.
Panel discussion follows with local leaders of peace and the environment:
Karen Blessen - Founder of 29 Pieces; Pulitzer Prize Winner; Children's book illustrator, "Peace One Day".
Yolonda Blue Horse - Co-Founder of Society of Native Nations, Environmental Justice Co-Chair Dallas Peace and Justice Center.
Leslie Harris - Chair CODEPINK TX/DFW; North Texas Veterans for Peace Chapter; Environmental Justice Co-Chair Dallas Peace and Justice Center; Leader for North Texas Light Brigade.
Vanna Ngo - Co-Founder of Peace is Possible, Peacemakers Inc. Board of Directors.