A film crew captured this story from the 2017 Climate Justice Unity March. (run time: 15:29)
An Iowa farmer reacts strongly but has a change of heart when climate activists march into his tiny town.
Disrespect is poisoning American society, jeopardizing informed debate and destabilizing democracy. This is a story about how two groups on either side of the political divide get caught up in a firestorm of disrespect, sparked by a Confederate flag and an attack video funded by a pipeline company. Then, almost miraculously, they find common ground. Their unlikely alliance shows how hard it is to change entrenched beliefs yet how important it is to try.
Ralph King is producer and co-director of the PBS documentary Extreme By Design about Stanford University students who make low-cost products for the developing world. The film premiered on primetime nationally in December 2013. King worked as a print journalist for 25 years and was twice nominated by Wall Street Journal editors for the Pulitzer Prize.