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One Earth Film Festival

oeff_logo_theme_color_stacked.pngThe One Earth Film Festival includes films addressing climate change, health & the environment, sustainable building, and environmental advocacy.

Northwestern will host a screening of two films on International Women's Day 2021, Monday, March 8th at 6:30 PM CST.  Join us for a free screening of these films featuring two remarkable women, exploring their relationship with the environment as they stand up for themselves, inclusivity, and justice. 


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Becoming Ruby

About the film: Not seeing herself reflected in the community she loves, mountain biker, skier and artist Brooklyn Bell created her own role model: a hand-drawn hero called Ruby J. With Ruby J as a guide, Brooklyn spent the next few years trying to “live like her, breathe like her, be unapologetically black like her,” and in the process shaped her own identity, one that intertwines her love for dirt, snow and art—and a voice with which to advocate for diversity and inclusion. 


Becoming Rudy, an 18-minute short film, will be followed by Maxima




About the film: MAXIMA follows Peruvian indigenous farmer Máxima Acuña in her fight to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: US-based Newmont Mining Corporation. Throughout Máxima’s fight for justice, the film provides an illustrative case study in the tactics used by transnational corporations to commit human rights violations and environmental crimes, the role played by non-profits and The World Bank, and, ultimately, the resilience of one woman who refuses to back down.



After the screening, stay connected to discuss the film with:

Facilitator Reesheda Graham Washington, Principal, RGW Consulting; Chief Experience Officer, Live Cafe & Creative Space


  • Coach Robin Renee, GirlTrek Outdoor Trip Leader
  • Claudia Sparrow, Director, "Maxima"
  • Olga Bautista, President, Southeast Environmental Task Force
  • Yolanda Cortez, Pastoral Bíblica Claretiana de los Estados Unidos y Canadá