Two films about protecting water are being screened on P.E.I. in time for Earth Day 2018.
“The Water Protectors Journey - Along the Sipekne’katik River” and
“Sacred Water: Standing Rock”, will be shown Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Duffy Amphitheatre, UPEI. Admission is by donation.
The event is hosted by the UPEI Aboriginal Student Association, Sierra Club P.E.I., Cinema Politica Charlottetown and the UPEI Environmental Society.
Following is a description of each film:
“Sacred Water: Standing Rock”: In 2016 the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation of North and South Dakota were fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland. The film is a moving examination of a protest movement on the brink of gaining international attention.
“The Water Protectors Journey - Along the Sipekne’katik River”: Eliza Starchild Knockwood will introduce her new film, which tells the story of a group of grandmothers and women and men committed to the protection of the Water, and their establishment of a Treaty Camp and Truck House as a way of resisting the destruction they fear will be the result of a natural gas storage project in Nova Scotia.