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CANCELLED – Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss”
December 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATE NOTIFICATION.
Join us on Wednesday, December 9th from 7:30 – 9:30pm for the finale event in our climate change series with our partners at VisionLA Fest. We will be screening the film Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss.
From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, health and cultural survival to mining and oil industries. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese-government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are strip-mined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve.
Indigenous people tell their own stories and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Featuring Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Satish Kumar and activist Clayton Thomas-Muller (Cree).
Special Guests Attending: Director Christopher McLeod and Tar Sands/KXL activist Aldo Seoane.
US 2014 56 mins. Directed by Christopher McLeod
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.