Daily Hampshire Gazette: Florence filmmaker Roger Sorkin wins award for short film on climate change

Truman Fellow Roger Sorkin's film The Burden is now award-winnning.

NORTHAMPTON — When Florence filmmaker Roger Sorkin found himself frustrated with the way he saw climate change discussed and debated, he sought to change the way the topic was being framed.

With that in mind, Sorkin has been working on his film, “The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military, and National Security,” since July 2011 and hopes it to be finished by this summer. Once the film is complete, Sorkin says he will do everything possible to make sure it is seen — and not just by the usual liberal-minded crowd.

In the meantime, a short version of the film recently won some attention. Sorkin is the grand prize winner in the short-video category for the American Clean Skies Foundation Energy Visions Prize. His film was selected from about 30 films submitted in the category.

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