Ended on 5/23/2013
2012 - USA - English - 92 minutes - The Film Collaborative
Directed by: Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Featuring: Chief Alan Adam, Francesca Bertone, Kelsey Chapman
showtimes and tickets
|**** OPENING WEEKEND Q&A's ****
FRI 5/17 @ 7pm: OPENING NIGHT PANEL:
Lyna Hinkel from the NYC chapter of 350.org
Christopher Parker of National Wildlife Federation
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, ELEMENTAL director
Moderated by The Human Impacts Institute’s Executive Director & Founder, Tara DePorte
SAT 5/18 @ 3pm: Presented by Goodnik
Q&A with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee moderated by Nate Heasley
SAT 5/18 @7pm: Presented by Urban Green Energy
Q&A with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee moderated by Tyler Adkins and Nick Blitterswyk
SUN 5/19 @3pm: Presented by Bronx Council for Environmental Quality
Q&A with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
SUN 5/19 @7pm: Presented by The Infinity Foundation
Q&A with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee moderated by Rajiv Malhotra
MON 5/20 @7pm: Presented by Parent City
Q&A with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee moderated by Samantha Chapnick
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.
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.