Join West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light (WVIPL) and OVEC for our October Second-Friday Film Night featuring the environmental justice documentary, UNFRACTURED.
This film is currently on the international film festival circuit, and we’ve been granted rights to show the film as its West Virginia premier!
“RSVP” to the event on Facebook here; invite your friends! The film screening is free! Snacks, too!
This new documentary, featuring Sandra Steingraber, is about the struggles of communities facing Unconventional Oil and Gas Development (AKA: Fracking).
We will also share information about the work of WV Interfaith Power and Light and OVEC’s work on UOGD (fracking) issues.
From the film website:
A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into a an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.
Branded a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra quickly emerges as a leader of New York’s biggest grassroots movement in decades. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, Sandra decides she must fight with her whole heart—devoting all her time, energy, and money to the cause. But as the film opens, her personal life is thrown into crisis when her husband Jeff begins having one stroke after another. She knows her family needs her at home, but Sandra can’t stop—not until she and her allies win a state-wide ban on fracking.
WVIPL is a state affiliate of the national Interfaith Power & Light network, which seeks to approach climate change, energy conservation, and care for Creation from a faith-based perspective. Our second-Friday events are intended not only to show films, but also to create connections and fellowship among like-minded persons in our region! If you are a religious leader or member of a congregation/faith community who would like a copy of the flyer to help promote this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email a copy that is ready to print and post or distribute.
Of course, all interested community members are welcome to join us, whether associated with a faith community or not!