Festival Year: 2020, 2023

Sam Eilertsen

Roles: Director

Sam is a Providence, Rhode Island-based filmmaker. He worked for a decade as a cinematographer on narrative films, while looking for a way to channel his concern for the climate crisis and passion for activism into a film project. His debut documentary feature is Israelism, which explores the American Jewish community’s shifting relationship to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Israelism premiered at Big Sky Film Festival in February 2023. Generation Green New Deal is his second feature as director, and he and Nate Birnbaum are also directing Vs Goliath, a documentary series on frontline environmental justice activists, which was recently selected for the prestigious CNN/Film Independent 2023 Docuseries Intensive.


2023 Program(s): 

VS Goliath: Work-in Progress Sneak Preview & Panel Discussion



Festival Year: 2020, 2023


Generation On Fire

(US, 2021, 18min)
Producer: Nate Birnbaum

Generation Green New Deal

(US, 2020, 24min)
Director: Sam Eilertsen