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DIVEST! chronicles 350.org's Do the Math bus tour as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.

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"DIVEST! is a powerful testament to the importance of withdrawing support from the fossil fuel industry. As an important step in following up the Paris Accord, it vividly highlights the urgency of action. An excellent guide for community discussions."
Dr. Richard Tucker, Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Author, Insatiable Appetite: The United States and Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World


"This remarkable film holds the potential to inspire courage and meaningful action among viewers."
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Author, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice

 "DIVEST! puts the stars of today's climate change movement in the spotlight as they juxtapose the movement's chilling facts with its hopeful energy. This documentary is a valuable audiovisual complement to recent publications by Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein that is sure to stimulate constructive conversation..."
Dr. Anna J. Willow, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University



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As world governments struggle to meet the aspirational limit of 1.5°C of global warming agreed to at COP21 in Paris, a new campaign is targeting the fossil fuel industry in an effort to withdraw its social license to operate. DIVEST! chronicles 350.org's 'Do the Math' bus tour across the United States in 2012 as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.

Each night Bill McKibben and special guests laid out the findings in his landmark Rolling Stone article 'Global Warming's Terrifying New Math' and made both the moral and historical case for divestment. Three years later over 500 institutions representing over 3 trillion dollars in assets have committed to divest. The campaign is winning, but with the clock ticking down the question remains: will the victories add up enough to matter?

Featuring Naomi Klein, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Josh Fox, Terry Tempest Williams, Winona LaDuke, Desmond Tutu and Ira Glass.

77 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Josh Fox, Steve Liptay
Produced by Josh Fox, Steve Liptay, Deborah Wallace
Music by: DJ Spooky, Jonny 5 & Laura Goldhamer, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Christen Lien
Editor: Steve Liptay
Cinematography: Josh Fox, Matthew Sanchez, Steve Liptay and Zac Rubino
An International WOW Company Film

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