My interview with Josh Fox, the director of the anti-fracking manifesto "Gasland," describes his new film, which tackles a far vaster issue, climate change. In the film, "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change," Fox circles the world conveying stories of people grappling with oil spills, coal ships, choking smog, superstorms and other environmental threats.
The filmmaker's learning journey almost founders as he runs into a wall of despair conveyed by analysts seeing little cause for hope. But love and the energy that comes from community action save the day, if not the climate.
The film debuts on HBO on June 27. The documentary is coupled with a push by Fox and others to spur bottom-up social and political action through "house parties" and other events. Learn more: http://howtoletgomovie.com/
For more on the film and Fox, visit Andy Revkin's Dot Earth blog, which runs on the Opinion side of The New York Times: http://j.mp/dotjoshfox