May 8 at 7:00pm
Presented by Citizens for a Healthy Community
$10.00 suggested donation.
We the People 2.0 confronts its viewers with the ravages of mine tailings and leaky containment ponds, of sludge and ooze and goo, all of which, the film documents, are killing people, particularly in the cancer-blighted small towns of North America.
The film’s brief is laudable: Alongside documenting grassroots activism, including the kayak flotillas that protested Shell Oil in Seattle, the film focuses on legal challenges presented to corporations by granting rights to ecosystems. Talking heads come from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit that helps small towns draft laws against fracking, factory farming, and water privatization
The voice of narrator Walton Goggins, formerly of TV’s rural meth-opera “Justified,” is a great boon to the film, perhaps making viewers wish he would just let it rip in the grandiloquent manner of his TV character Boyd Crowder.
The “2.0” in the title refers to what the filmmakers have dubbed “The Second American Revolution”—a battle not against a foreign power, but against corporate power.
This event is free to CHC members and by donation to non-members. If you are not already a CHC member you can become a member today.
Q&A following the film.
Directed by: Leila Conners
Produced by: Mathew Schmid
Narrated by: Walton Goggins
Executive Producers: Lisa Shields, Mathew Schmid, Renate Schmid
Runtime: 91 minutes