Please join us on Friday, July 16 at 6 pm for the free virtual screening of “INVISIBLE HAND” and afterwords for a community discussion at 7:45 pm during a Zoom Meeting with more information below.
Password for viewing the documentary will be sent by email within one hour before screening.
From Executive Producer and award winning actor Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first film about the Rights of Nature Movement and communities in the US and around the globe standing for their rights to clean air and water, health, safety, and for the rights of nature. A “paradigm shifting” story about the fate of nature, capitalism and democracy.
In the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States history, an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its ‘right to exist’ in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. For attempting such a radical act, Grant’s rural community of 700 people were sued by a corporation, then by the state government, and are now locked in a battle to defend the watershed they call home through civil disobedience. The water they drink, the Rights to Nature laws they’ve passed are all on the line in this exclusive story.
In Toledo, Ohio an earth-shattering vote was passed to enact the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), granting personhood to international waters.
Half a continent away in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the same industry threatening Grant Twp. is using militarized force against indigenous tribes and allies fighting to protect Mother Earth.
Activists leaving Standing Rock are rejoined on the Pennsylvania and New York border where the Seneca Nation of Indians aligns with communities in the Triple Divide to stop radioactive fracking waste from entering Ohi:yo’ waters. Terry Pegula, owner of Buffalo Bills and Sabres, threatens to sue INVISIBLE HAND filmmakers and whoever continues to speak out about his oil and gas company and their efforts.
The four, Grant Township, Lake Erie Bill of Rights, Defend Oh:yo’ and Standing Rock, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.
In the end, “Who will speak for Nature?”
Post-screening community discussion starts July 16 at 7:45 pm. Please share with us your thoughts and your community problems.
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