The documentary film matinee series continues the afternoon of Saturday April 8th at 2pm in the Creston Public Library’s meeting room with the showing of The Carbon Rush. On the second Saturday of each month join us as we view and then discuss some of the latest hard hitting and informative releases.
“Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Incinerators burning garbage in India. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And what about the people and the communities where these projects have been set up?
THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the people most impacted. They are the least heard in the cacophony surrounding in this emerging “green-gold” multi-billion dollar carbon industry.
From indigenous rain forest dwellers having their way of life completely threatened, to dozens of Campesinos assassinated, to the livelihood of waste pickers at landfills taken away, THE CARBON RUSH travels across four continents and brings us up close to projects working through the United Nations, Kyoto Protocol designed Clean Development Mechanism. This groundbreaking documentary feature asks the fundamental questions “What happens when we manipulate markets to solve the climate crisis? Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?”
Amy Miller is a media maker and social justice organizer based in Montréal. She is currently in post production for her new documentary ‘No land no food no life’ a hard hitting film on the economy, agricultural land grabs and the changes to farmers lives around the world. She recently finished directing and producing the documentary ‘The Carbon Rush’ a global exposé on how carbon offset projects impact local peoples. She directed and produced the featurette documentary ‘Myths for Profit: Canada’s Role In Industries of War and Peace’ which was screened thoroughly across Canada and at festivals including the Milano Film Festival, RIDM and won the Peoples Choice award at the Bay Street Film Festival. Her first doc ‘Outside of EUrope’, on the exclusionary nature of immigration and border policies continues to be screened around the world. She persists to focus on developing critical documentaries for transformative social change and helping out grassroots campaigns for justice. “ – Film Website
For more information about the film & to watch the trailer please go to their website: http://www.thecarbonrush.net/
Running time 1 hour 23 minutes, discussion to follow.