Directed by: Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / USA / English / 2012 / Documentary, Environmental / 92 minutes / San Diego Premiere
Elemental follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue. Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred "Mother Ganga" with respect. Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own "David and Goliath" struggle against the world's largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. In Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature's own systems hold the key to our world's ecological problems.
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view part mirage, part miracle.
Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival 2012
Tickets $6.17 in advance/$10.00 at the door
The Ocean Beach Playhouse (View)
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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