Hip Hop Caucus Releases Documentary on Communities of Color Affected by Climate Change

Hip Hop Caucus Releases Documentary on Communities of Color Affected by Climate Change

The documentary "Home" tells the story of a growing grassroots movement led by cultural leaders, musicians, actors, environmental leaders, and community activists called People’s Climate Music.

The film will target millions of viewers affected by climate change in "urban communities" to inspire awareness and action. 

"Home" is being released exclusively on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/140885629) today and will be made available on Amazon Instant Video as well.

"We made this film because we know the pollution linked to climate change is disproportionately concentrated in poor communities and communities of color, contributing to the extremely high rates of asthma, cancer, heart disease and lung diseases," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President & CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. "Climate change is a social justice and civil and human rights issue, and one we can solve in our generation, for all future generations, if we come together to make real change."

The soundtrack to the film with the same name, is available on iTunes at www.itunes.com/HOME, and features eleven tracks, including the original production of "Trouble in the Water" by Common and Malik Yusef, and remakes of Marvin Gaye’s "Mercy Mercy Me" by Antonique SmithJoni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi" by Karmin, and Michael Jackson’s "Earth Song" by NE-YO & Sonna Rele.

Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. http://hiphopcaucus.org.

People’s Climate Music is helping to expand the climate movement by organizing diverse and influential artists to create music and culture that inspires action to solve climate change. Organizations leading People’s Climate Music include Hip Hop Caucus, 350.org, Earthjustice, League of Conservation Voters, NRDC, Sierra Club and The Solutions Project. http://peoplesclimatemusic.com.

Watch the 30-minute documentary below:

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