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october, 2018

02oct7:00 pm9:00 pmELEMENTAL FILM SCREENING FEATURING ERIEL DERANGER W/ DISCUSSION

Event Details

Elemental delivers a powerful and unusually intimate portrait of modern environmental activism through the story of three eco-warriors united by their commitment to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. The film follows Eriel Deranger, a Northern Alberta-based Canadian indigenous activist opposing the Tar Sands and a proposed 2,000 mile Keystone XL Pipeline, that would travel from Northern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In India, water conservationist Rajendra Singh goes on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges, now alarmingly polluted. Facing community opposition, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse local populations to treat sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. In Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman struggles to find parties willing to invest millions on revolutionary turbine devices that he believes can slow global warming. Elemental offers an insightful and moving account of individuals overcoming overwhelming challenges.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Allen Hall South Recreation 40

1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801

Organizer

Allen Hall Unit One

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