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Jon Siskel & Greg Jacobs
US 2024    75'
⚬ Green 


2021 was the year climate change came home. 

From the streets of Brooklyn to the forests of Siberia, a relentless barrage of fires, floods, and storms made devastatingly clear that the extreme weather climate scientists had been predicting for half a century had arrived. Now, in a production of unprecedented scope, Emmy-winning filmmakers Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs chronicle that pivotal year through the eyes of everyday people around the world. Built out of thousands of hours of in-the-moment footage—no narration, no talking heads—THE HERE NOW PROJECT transforms the ordinary act of shooting a cell phone video into the radical act of bearing witness, capturing both the simultaneous, global nature of climate change itself and the deeply human resilience, resourcefulness, and courage needed to confront it. At once epic and intimate, the film is a wake-up call to the world from the world. The message: we’re all in this, together.




Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel 


Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel 

Executive Producer

Wendy Abrams 

Production Company

Siskel/Jacobs Productions 


Greg Jacobs, John Farbrother 


John Farbrother, Katerina Simic 


Kubilay Uner 


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Film Details

Runtime 75'
Production Countries USA
Spoken Languages English, Swahili, Indonesian, Turkish, German, Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese


Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel are the founders of Siskel/Jacobs Productions, a Chicago-based documentary production company specializing in films that tackle vital stories with integrity, complexity, and emotion. Their first documentary, the landmark History Channel special 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, won three Primetime Emmys, was named the Best Nonfiction TV Episode of the year by iTunes, and has since been seen by more than fifty million people in over 150 countries. Their next film, LOUDER THAN A BOMB, won seventeen festival awards and finished with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, before premiering on the Oprah Winfrey Network. After winning a News and Documentary Emmy for their National Geographic Channel special WITNESS: KATARINA, Greg and Jon served as the U.S. Executive Producers of 1916: THE IRISH REBELLION, an award-winning public television series that aired around the globe. They then co-directed the feature documentary NO SMALL MATTER, which moved the needle on the issue of early childhood education in the U.S. through nearly two thousand screenings and an ambitious impact campaign. Their 2020 film, THE ROAD UP, premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival, winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary.


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