Sponsored by Bellam Self Storage & Boxes
Presented by Food and Water Watch
Directed by Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
FOCUS: THE ENVIRONMENT • For three resourceful eco–warriors—one based here in Marin County—the battle to save the planet from environmental catastrophe is not merely a matter of science or politics but an inspired and inspiring personal mission. In India, water activist Rajendra Singh takes on his biggest challenge yet when he leads the charge to purify the Ganges of pollutants. Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger wages war against the tar sands oil extraction that has turned parts of Alberta, Canada into a carcinogenic wasteland. And in San Rafael, Australian inventor Jay Harman applies what he observes in nature to product designs that greatly reduce energy use, and possibly point to an ingenious solution to global warming. This stunningly photographed documentary deftly interweaves their journeys, creating not just a portrait of true activism—demonstrating what can be accomplished at the individual level—but also serving as a rousing call to action.
Film Note Writer: Pam Grady