The story of how potent forces came together to mount an army of climate change skeptics in the name of God, country and capitalism.
Directed and Produced by Jeanine Isabel Butler and Catherine Lynn Butler
A Butlerfilms Production for the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
In God $ Green: An Unholy Alliance viewers are taken on an eye-opening journey through decades of religious polarization, political propaganda, corporate deal-making, and environmental injustice based on systemic racism. It’s a story often told in light of social and cultural issues. It’s told less so in relation to the biggest crisis facing us today—climate change.
"If there's a lesson in the kind of thing that the film is talking about, I think it's that we should try to develop a politics where we're primarily focused on outcomes, not sides."Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University
"When you allow your faith to be used by people with economic interests, wow, does it get corrupted pretty quickly.”Bob Inglis, Former US Representative R-South Carolina, 4th Congressional District
Additional materials for the press and anyone curious to learn more about the relationship between religion, politics, and climate change.
Meet the Cast
Anthea ButlerAssociate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Richard CizikPresident, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
Darren DochukAndrew V. Tackes College Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Bob InglisExecutive Director, republicEn.org and former U.S. Representative, R-South Carolina, 4th Congressional District
Rev. Kyle Meyaard-SchaapNational Organizer and Spokesperson, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
Joel SalatinCo-owner, Polyface Farm, Swoope, Virginia
Rev. Mariama White-HammondFounding Pastor, New Roots AME Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts
- 5/31-6/6/21 Mountainfilm Festival, Online
- 5/28-5/31/21 Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride, CO
- 4/11-4/25/21 North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival
- 3/4/21 Informed Perspectives, Zoom Webinar, Screening & Conversation
- 10/21-10/25/20 Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Meet the Crew
Jeanine ButlerWriter, Director, and Producer, Co-founder, Butlerfilms
Catherine ButlerProducer and Archival Research Director, Co-founder, Butlerfilms
Jamie Lee GodfreyEditor, Art Director, and Motion Graphics
Drew TakahashiAnimation Artist, Funjacket Enterprises
Jason CordisArchival Research Assistant
Martien Halvorson-TaylorCo-Director, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
Kurtis SchaefferCo-Director, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
Ashley DuffaloProgram and Communications Manager, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
Emily GadekSenior Producer, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
Erik Patton-SharpeResearch Assistant, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab