World Water Day Film Festival | Portland, OR | 03.22.2020
If we stand for this, we’ll fall for anything. ~unknown Join us for a documentary screening that takes you on a journey of the worldwide, grassroots resistance to Big Oil.  The Water is Life Film Festival will be held on March 22, World Water Day, at Clinton Street Theater to inform and ignite local solidarity with Indigenous water protectors and land defenders.  Musical guests and silent auction to follow.  Activation information will be provided for your ongoing support.  All donations and silent auction proceeds will go directly to the Indigenous communities featured in films.  Admission is free and all are welcome. Donations greatly accepted and will be contributed directly to the communities featured. FEATURED FILMS: L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life): From Standing Rock to the Swamp On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it. The film features the organizing work of the Indigenous Women led L’eau Est La Vie Camp who ignited the historic struggle. The film lives at the intersections of Indigenous Sovereignty, Climate Justice, Anti-Capitalism, and Anti-Patriarchy struggles. TRAILER: L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP DONATE: Join the Crawfish Revolution! organized by L’eau Est La Vie Camp LELVcamp    INVASION In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint.  INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people. The Unist’ot’en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for Indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonization. The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) / Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating to bear, but this fight is far from over. TRAILER: INVASION DONATE: Unist’ot’en Camp   La Lucha Sigue (The Fight Continues) Currently in production. More info to follow.    Local Guest Appearance by Changing Currents Changing Currents fosters intertribal collaboration and shared learning opportunities to develop, advance, and implement a shared water policy agenda in Northwest U.S. states. Changing Currents convenes important Intertribal & Native perspectives on water resource issues and builds connection to non-Native neighbors, Communities of Color, partners, and stakeholders that have shared concerns. CONNECT
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Start date: March 22, 2020
End date: March 22, 2020
Organization: Clinton Street Theater | Mutual Aid Media
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