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4th Tuesday Films presents:
every continent women are taking the lead to protect and restore the
natural environment and are empowering others to respect the earth.
"Arise" presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five
countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in
their communities and weaves together these inspiring stories with
stunning images, poetry and music.
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00pm
909 12 Street, Sacramento
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Segment 1: "The Story of Broke"
The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a
country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the
truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just
isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to
keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government
spending toward investments in clean, green solutions -- renewable energy,
safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more -- that can deliver jobs
AND a healthier environment. It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but
this time, let’s build it better.
Segment 2: "The Story of Bottled Water"
The story of manufactured demand -- how you get Americans to buy more than
half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the
tap. This film explores the bottled water industry's attacks on tap water
and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the
mountains of plastic waste it produces.
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam
veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great
plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank
in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew
nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by
Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when
they come from the creator... As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe
that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of
those dreams that bothers you night and day." Four years later, embracing
the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile
route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato,
Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution.
"We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're
selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about,
is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they
endure,the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along
the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
Farm coordinator Scott Behmer gives us a tour of a derelict lot transformed
into a small urban farm. In an area with widely diverse demographics, work
trade volunteers help in the garden and take vegetables home with them. The
children's garden has "See, Touch, Taste, and Mint" beds with plants
highlighting these themes. In the "Verma Composting" bin, kids get to be up
front and personal with bugs and worms! Scott's advice for others: Be
flexible. Adapt the garden to peoples' food preferences and time schedules.
Seattle Community Farm is a project of Solid Ground in Seattle, Washington.
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