What We Need Is at Hand: Filmmaker Morgan Atkinson on Seeing (Through the Lens) Beyond Division and Polarity

Morgan Atkinson is a documentary filmmaker based in Kentucky. Focusing on a wide range of subjects from the Trappist monk Thomas Merton to waterway pollution in his hometown of Louisville, his work asks deep questions about spirituality, social justice, and ecology. In this episode, Morgan reflects what he has learned over his filmmaking career and how we might navigate our polarized times with nuance, balance, and generosity.

Morgan Atkinson’s website: https://morganatkinson.com/

The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University: http://merton.org/

Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani: https://monks.org/

Earth & Spirit Center: https://earthandspiritcenter.org/