November Cinema Lounge
The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a networking happy-hour, then a 7:30 pm screening of the film, next a Q&A with the filmmaker afterwards and finally more networking!
Green Green Water is a story about power...power from hydroelectric dams...the power to destroy an ancient culture...the power of money...the power of Indigenous people who refuse to be powerless in their struggle to survive...and the power of activism.
It is a journey of one average U. S. consumer (Mikkelson) who wants to know where her electricity comes from. This leads her on a trip to northern Manitoba, to meet the Cree peoples who are coping with the environmental and cultural impact of so-called clean energy. Surviving mass poverty, environmental devastation, and hopelessness after three decades of governmental dam development, northern Manitoba Cree communities are now faced with the likelihood of an expanded series of dams for energy exports to the U.S.
A new generation of Cree leaders rise to power proclaiming their desire to enter the 21st Century seeking to partner with Manitoba Hydro and build more dams, doubling the size of the current system. A grassroots effort to stop the dam gains momentum when it is revealed that Manitoba Hydro has been funneling millions of dollars to the pro-dam tribal supporters. Families and communities are deeply divided. Opposition leaders rise to protect what is left of their land and traditional way of life, but is it too late? How does an impoverished majority compete with the multi-million dollar Public Relations campaign being waged against their interests?
Green Green Water The Power to Connect... The Power to Divide... Its About Power...
Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase; beer and wine will be available with donation.
Join us at the Phoenix Film Center at Metro Arts Institute. It's located at 1700 N. 7th Ave. It's on the west side of 7th Ave just north of McDowell, north of I-10.
Phoenix Film Center
1700 N 7th Ave, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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