How do we come to terms with the reality that our atmosphere is becoming damaged beyond the tipping point? Documentarian Josh Fox returns to the Sundance Film Festival (where his Academy Award–nominated documentary, Gasland, premiered in 2010) to take on this question with personal passion and global reach.
When Fox realizes, after much soul searching, that the answers for how to respond to the degradation of our environment cannot be found in his own back yard, he travels the world to connect with communities that are already facing grave effects of climate change. What he finds is a complicated mix of tragedy and inspiration in the various ways climate change is affecting our value systems. How to Let Go of the World delivers a sobering portrait of the state of climate change, and takes stock of what makes humans survivors, and our societies so creative and resilient.
Josh Fox is best known as the writer/director of Gasland and Gasland Part II. Gasland was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize (Documentary). Fox is the recipient of the 2010 LennonOno Grant for Peace and has toured to over 350 cities worldwide in support of the global anti-fracking movement.