THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances. Running time: 1 hr 17 minutes.
"It is a film about one man’s struggle to find a meaningful way to live in a world on the verge of global catastrophe. We see Ken struggle with the question of whether he is mentally ill or whether the world has gone mad. We see him struggle with loneliness and his discovery of a community. For me, Grayzel’s portrayal of this struggle is what made “The Reluctant Radical” so compelling.“ ~Pray With Your Feet.
Free and open to the public.
Stay for a discussion afterwards led via teleconference by the Film’s Director, Lindsay Grayzel. Co-sponsored by the Community Resilience Organization of Hartford. Tea and cookies provided. Donations encouraged.