Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen Indie Film Night presents H2Oil on TUES, Jan 3rd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, all ages, by donation

BloomScreen Indie Film Night presents H2Oil
Tuesday, January 3rd
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation
Popcorn and refreshments provided
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View trailer. Please arrive before 7:00pm as the film is scheduled to start at 7:00pm.

H2Oil (2009, 76 min), by Shannon Walsh – explores the threat to the environment presented by oil sands extraction in Alberta-Canada. "Ever wonder where American gets most of its oil? If you thought Saudi Arabia or Iraq, you’d be wrong. America’s largest oil supplier has quickly become Canada’s oil sands. Located under pristine boreal forests, the oil sands of Alberta, Canada are some of the largest oil fields on Earth. With an extraction process which depletes up to four barrels of fresh water to produce only one barrel of crude oil, Canadian oil comes at a high cost to the environment. With the film, H2Oil, Montreal filmmaker Shannon Walsh explores the Alberta oil sands’ threat to the environment."

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by climate activists Nils and Yiming, who will discuss the film and the impact on the environment and on Canada’s water supply, due to oil sands extraction. They will also talk about their organization, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby – a nonpartisan, volunteer organization which seeks to empower citizens to create the political will for a stable climate.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. The goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.

3222 11th St, NW
next to Wonderland at Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights

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