Screening of the Film, "Necessity" about line 3 Feb 5-19

Event Dates: 
02/19/21

 "Necessity"- Film screening to fight Fossil Fuels

Not One More Pipeline! Support Indigenous Led Resistance to Stop Line 3!
A Fundraiser and Educational Panel leading to Action.

Free Event by Extinction Rebellion USCamp Migizi and 2 others

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Feb 5 7 AM CST through Feb 19 at 7 AM CST 

Sent to WNPJ by Peace Action WI – info@peaceactionwi.org

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Why Pipeline 3:
Indigenous leaders who are fighting the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota have put out a call asking folks to come in support of their work on the frontlines to stop Enbridge’s construction of this tar sands project endangering the waterways, defiling the land, and contributing to the climate crisis. The defeat of Line 3 could be a death toll for tar sand pipelines in general as there have already been some flight of funders.

This pipeline will transport for export 1 million barrels of tar sands a day—the equivalent of 50 new coal fired plants. In addition to destruction of Canadian boreal forests, it endangers Anishinaabe and other tribal wetlands and rice fields, the headwaters of the Mississippi, and with 22 river crossings is at great risk for spills and leakages for which the company has a sordid and non-transparent history. There is no local market need for this pipeline and it comes at a time when we need to be transitioning to renewable, sustainable clean energy and decreasing not increasing carbon emissions. It is critical to buy time for court challenges to be heard and put pressure on the new administration to weigh in against this horrific project (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/stop-line-3/). Since December, over 44 water protectors have been arrested and the company is rapidly trying to complete the project. In support of the water protectors’ call for support, covid-protective caravans are being organized to show up to the frontlines of this historic climate battle.

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NECESSITY traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying highly toxic tar sands oil through Native lands and essential waterways in North America. Front line communities--Native Peoples and communities of color--suffer the most immediate and severe consequences of the climate crisis: impacts on physical and mental health as well as territorial desecration and displacement. Yet with painful histories have come deep insights, forms of resilience and modes of resistance. This feature-length documentary follows Indigenous leaders and white allies, using direct action to protect the sacred and demand justice. Legal experts discuss the record of disparate treatment in the justice system and the legal strategy of the necessity defense, which makes a moral case for acts of civil disobedience, while medical and scientific experts address the health effects of fossil fuels and dangers of pipeline and refinery infrastructure. Capturing the natural beauty of the region as well as the vulnerability of local habitats, aesthetic and stylistic elements drive the action forward, including animated maps with illustrations. The filmmaking team builds collectively on their training in psychology and anthropology.