For more than three decades, Prince Charles — aka His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales — has worked with environmental activists, business and government leaders, artists, architects and advocates to address the environmental crisis. The 2012 documentary “Harmony” captures his journey and presents new perspectives on how the world can and should take on climate change. It’ll make its Louisville premiere on Friday, March 20, at the Brown Theatre. That’s the same day Prince Charles will be in town.
“Carrying on as if, fundamentally, it is ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option,” says Prince Charles in the film. “We cannot solve the problems of the 21st century with 20th-century solutions.”
Presented by the Louisville Film Society and the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, the free screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring individuals from the film and local environmental champions. Participants as of press time include the film’s director, Stuart Sender, and his wife/producer Julie; David Wilson, Prince Charles’ farm manager; Pavan Sukhdev of the GIST Advisory and U.N. Environment Program Ambassador; and local film producer and community innovator Gill Holland.
“Harmony” examines organic farms, rainforests and even has rare footage of Prince Charles interviewing Al Gore about climate change in 1988. Louisville Film Society’s executive director Soozie Eastman says River City is the ideal location for the screening.
“Our city is a phenomenal example of the principles Prince Charles speaks of in both his book and in the documentary,” she explains. “Louisvillians share a strong sense of place, encourage appreciation and reuse of the built environment, and continue to grow the interconnectedness of our community, our food, our land and our health.”
The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free but must be reserved.