1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland.
Wednesday, June 12 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Film 3: Elemental
Event Types > Community Events > General Public Event/Fairs
The 1st Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival
at the Hollywood Theatre features 6 screenings of new films covering topics of sustainability, food supply, nature, farming culture, and the environment. All screenings include a filmmaker Q+A or a panel discussion with local experts!
The Presenting Sponsor of the Portland EcoFilm Festival is Chipotle Mexican Grill. Taking steps to educate and solidify the message of sustainability, and explore from where and how we receive food, is one of the many ways that Chipotle hopes to effect change, and create awareness about social issues.
$8.00 gen. admission for each movie or Buy a pass to all 6 films for $35!
*The first 100 attendees to arrive at the theatre for each screening receive a free entrée card from Chipotle!
ELEMENTAL tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath” struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent.
And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.