The Spring 2016 Real to Reel newsletter features stories about the arrival of the Zika virus in the U.S.; a student who led efforts to stop construction of an incinerator; a town’s struggle with a drug and HIV epidemic (pictured); and a motley crew of retired criminals who pulled off one last daring heist.
Hollywood, Health & Society presents topical movies and documentaries that are provocative and compelling—from global warming and its impact on U.S. national security to Earth’s rapidly vanishing glaciers. The screenings, held in locations such as the Directors Guild Theater, the Writers Guild Theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, are followed by panels and informative Q&As with the filmmakers.
THE BIG PICTURE
The biggest story of our time requires accurate, in-depth and up-to-date information from the best experts in their fields, and Hollywood, Health & Society's list is extensive. Not only does it include some of the top scientists and researchers in education, government and health care, but also environmentalists and activists—many working on the front lines in at-risk communities—who are planning a more sustainable future.
The message to take away from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.
What do you get when you mix TV legend Norman Lear with climate change experts and some of the funniest comedy writers around, and put them all in front of a packed house?
We interviewed students ages 7 to 12 at schools and other venues in Los Angeles, capturing their remarkable and often funny thoughts on global warming and their hopes for the planet’s future in a short movie titled 2036.
Hollywood, Health & Society assists with research, providing a range of information from experts for storylines on topics, from rising seas to melting glaciers, the increase of extreme weather to the spread of infectious diseases, from the Arctic to L.A. In addition, here are links to a few key documents including the UN’s landmark Paris agreement to Pentagon papers on climate change as a “threat multiplier” to national security.
For more than a decade HH&S has provided the entertainment industry with access to top health experts to increase the quality and quantity of health storylines in TV, film and new media—reaching millions of people worldwide. That effort includes the vital topic of climate change, with generous support from The Aileen Getty Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, ClimateWorks and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Use links below to download some of our one-sheets.