World Water Day Celebration: Film Screenings & Discussion
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Join us on World Water Day for two FREE film screenings and a discussion. We will be showing two documentary films, one a Toronto premiere and the other having its North American premiere:
WATER WARRIORS | USA | 2017 | 22 min | Toronto Premiere
Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful resistance against the oil and gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/
A FRACTURED STATE | AUSTRALIA | 2016 | 24 min | North American Premiere
In Western Australia a high stakes battle is underway to protect land, water and health from the unconventional gas industry and fracking. With more than 50 million hectares of the state under licence or application from oil and gas companies, communities from the Kimberley to the south west are standing up against the might of the fracking industry and its government backers. Communities have learnt from the mistakes of the US and fighting to protect the water resources of one of the driest places on the planet. But time is running out. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/
Doors open at 5:30pm and a discussion will follow the screenings. Stay tuned for more details!
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.