On Tuesday, January 20th, the three Rochester-native producers of the climate change documentary Comfort Zone were our featured presenters in the Commons Speaker Series. The evening began with a screening of their documentary which follows the film makers, Dave Danesh, Sean Donnelly, and Kate Kressman-Kehoe, on their shared journey to explore what climate change would mean to Upstate New York and what they could do to help. The film was insightful, humorous at times, and fully engaging for the audience.
Following the screening, Dave, Sean and Kate answered questions from the audience. Several students were in attendance, and the youngest one (9 years old) asked the first question: “How long did it take you to make this movie?” The answer was six years! The question and answer time evolved into a group discussion of the future, possible action, and overall praise for the honesty and humility with which the three film makers approached the pressing issue of climate change.
If you were unable to come to the evening presentation but are interested in learning more about the movie and the work of Dave, Sean and Kate, please visit their website: Comfort Zone Project