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CANCELLED – Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen ” Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice”
December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATE NOTICE.
Join us on Monday, December 7th from 7:30 – 9:30pm for an evening of films including the screening of Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice.
In Part 1 of the 4-part documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground, from Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change.
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the de- cline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Qeros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Qeros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate.
US 2014 56 mins. Directed by Christopher McLeod
Special Guests in Attendance: Sacred Ground director Christopher McLeod and Faith Against Fracking director David Braun.
Screening with: Faith Against Fracking
Tickets are free but space is limited. Please make a reservation to secure a seat.
Parking is located at the Free Valet in the lot on Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.
The Helms Bakery Festival events run Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 9th. We hope you join us for a film screening or discussion, enjoy an art installation or theatre performance, or come to all of the events around our campus. The Festival umbrella brings together a collective of artists who have much to share about shaping a better future. For a complete Festival calendar, click here.
The VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival is the first-ever multi-disciplinary arts festival throughout the greater Los Angeles area organized to give artists a voice in the increasingly urgent conversation around climate change, resource use and environmental social justice. The festival is an all-volunteer, grassroots effort organized by artists for artists, and for the Los Angeles community as a whole. This first year, the festival is timed to coincide with the UN’s COP21 Global Climate Conference in Paris, from November 30 through December 11, to raise awareness of this important milestone in the international call for strong carbon emissions standards.