In September's Green Series talk, filmmaker & activist Josh Fox recounts his battles with the fossil fuel industry. For the past twenty years, Fox has been on the front lines, from 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy, to the BP Oil Spill, from the 2016 election to Standing Rock and El Paso. Fox has seen the dissolution of truth and democracy at the hands of the fossil fuel industry on a deeply personal level. His talk is about how truth telling, in media and journalism, is a fundamental aspect of environmental activism.
Josh Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. In 2017, he was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his latest film HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, toured the world theatrically and was released on HBO in June 2016. In 2017, he produced and co-directed and co-wrote AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK with indigenous filmmakers Doug Good Feather and Myron Dewey, which premiered on Netflix and toured to hundreds of locations around the world. In 2018 he co-founded the AWAKE MEDIA FELLOWSHIP for indigenous youth with leaders Stephanie Cassidy, Doug Good Feather and others.
In 2018, Fox created THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED, a solo performance, book and film about misinformation, propaganda and psycho-graphic targeting aimed at manipulating our current media and political ecosystem. In the performance he tells of his extensive frontline reporting with an emphasis on the smear campaigns waged against him for nearly a decade by the fossil fuel industry. The project has toured to over 25 cities in the US and Europe and has been seen by thousands of people in support of dozens progressive, environmental and grassroots organizations. THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED is Fox’s first book, published by Seven Stories Press. The feature film version of THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED will be released this year.
The BPL Green Series is made possible with generous support from Whole Foods Market.