Why This Film is Good for Clean Tech

The Burden is more than a film. It's a sledgehammer that will shatter the tired old debate on climate change, recasting it as one of national security and economic opportunity.

As Asst. Sec. of Defense Sharon Burke points out in the film, "there's a long history of military innovation --GPS, aerospace, medical advances, the internet -- those were to solve a military challenge, and it crossed over into the civilian sector."

Because of its immense size and command of the federal budget, the military is THE institution in the world best suited to jumpstart a 21st century clean energy economy. A new paradigm needs a new narrative, and The Burden is that story.

Visit our Kickstarter page to see a special message from Truman National Security Project Executive Director Mike Breen on why The Burden is important to him, and why the Truman Project is proud to co-produce the film.  Please also keep sending us your stories.

Thank you to all our donors who have given so far. It's imperative that you give now if you haven't already -- if we don't hit our target we'll keep none of what's been pledged so far, so please help us over the line so we can finally tell this powerful story and end our fossil fuel dependence as soon as possible (and get wealthy doing it)!



Thank you for being one of The Burden's most ardent supporters.

With gratitude,

Roger Sorkin

Producer/ Director, The Burden