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Fractured Land Movie Screening

World Water Day celebration, followed by discussion about Alton Gas Storage

- 8:30pm
Mardi Mars 22 2016

Venue: The Bus Stop Theatre
Address: 2203 Gottingen Street
Cost: pay-what-you-can

Fractured Land - Halifax Screening
Tuesday, March 22 (World Water Day)
The Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen Street

hosted by the Council of Canadians Halifax Chapter
film will be followed by discussion with Alton Gas Storage opposition communities

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/57914714

Fractured Land is an 80-minute documentary film about a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.

Caleb sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His  mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided.

A film by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis.

Alton Gas Storage received from the NS Department of the Environment (DoE) permits to begin hollowing out natural salt caverns in Brentwood to store natural gas. Alton plans to divert water from the Shubenacadie River to dissolve the salt, and to discharge the brine waste back into the Shubie. Opponents to the project—Millbrook and Indian Brook First Nations, Shubenacadie River Commercial Fishermen's Association, Striped Bass Association, several environmental and citizen advocacy organizations, and local residents whose water and land will be impacted—have submitted appeals to DoE for Alton's permits.

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