This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
@ Cinemapolis, Ithaca, NY
Tickets for all shows at $10.
All proceeds go to Groundswell Center to support training the next generation of farmers in the Finger Lakes
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Brought to you by Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Fossil Free Tompkins, Finger Lakes Land Access Reconciliation and Reparations Working Group.
Thursday April 16th: In partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Reconciliation & Reparations Working Group
Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline is a controversial project that would bring fracked gas from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and eventually to Illinois. The Standing Rock Nation and people all over the world oppose the project because the pipeline would run under the Missouri river, a source of drinking water for over 18 million people. There are thousands of miles of pipelines in the United States and they leak every single day. Since 2010 over 3,300 oil spills and leaks have been reported.
Tens of thousands of people gathered at Standing Rock to join the peaceful prayer actions. Filmmakers Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione spent months on the front lines documenting North Dakota’s violent response to the Peaceful water protectors. These artists risked their own safety to capture images of police firing mace, pepper spray and rubber bullets at peaceful water protectors, journalists and medics at point-blank range. This film is not only shows a very brutal police repression of a peaceful protest, it is also a compilation of emotional interviews with members of the camp responding to having their civil liberties trampled on. In addition, this film is a cautionary tale, as these kinds of battles against the oil industry are becoming more prevalent in the United States and the World.
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