We are excited to announce the next film in
The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series! We'll
be showing Invisible Hand
on Monday, October 10, 2022, Indigenous People's Day. The
screening will be at 7pm at the Goldsmith Family Cinema, Jeanine
Basinger Center for Film Studies, Wesleyan University, 301
Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT. Directions and parking
information can be found here.
Invisible Hand is a film about the Rights of Nature. As described in the film's publicity materials, it tells stories about four communities working to defend the rights of nature:
- in Grant Township, Pennsylvania an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its ‘right to exist';
- in Toledo, Ohio a vote was passed to enact the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), granting personhood to international waters;
- in Standing Rock, North Dakota, an industry is using militarized force against indigenous tribes and allies who are fighting to protect Mother Earth; and
- on the Pennsylvania and New York border the Seneca Nation of Indians is aligned with communities in the Triple Divide to stop radioactive fracking waste from entering Ohi:yo’ waters.
The four, Grant Township, Lake Erie Bill of Rights, Standing Rock, and Defend Ohi:yo, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.
As always, the film is open to the public
and free of charge. Wesleyan is a vaccinated campus and full
vaccination is required to attend. In addition, masks will be
required in the theater. Please preregister at email@example.com,
and complete this form
prior to attending.
We hope you can join us! Please phone the Conservation District office for more information at 860-346-3282.
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An Annual Environmental Film Series was begun
in 2015. The series is
co-sponsored by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation
District, Middlesex Community College, Middletown Garden Club,
The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University's Center for
the Arts, College of the Environment, and College of Film and
the Moving Image.