The Sierra Club Atlantic Canada Chapter is hosting an online film screening of Invisible Hand, a documentary on the Rights of Nature movement, followed by a Q&A with organizers from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) featured in the film. It will be available for viewing anytime from 7:30 pm June 14 until the live Q&A at 7:30 pm June 15.
Produced by Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, Invisible Hand takes the viewer behind the curtain of the global economy where Rights of Nature becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”
In the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States history, an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its right to exist in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. For attempting such a radical act, Grant’s rural community of 700 people were sued by a corporation, then by the state government, and are now locked in a battle to defend the watershed they call home through civil disobedience. The water they drink and the Rights to Nature laws they’ve passed are all on the line in this exclusive story.
Half a continent away in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the same industry threatening Grant Township is using militarized force against Indigenous tribes and allies fighting to protect Mother Earth.
The two, Grant Township and Standing Rock, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.
In the end, “Who’ll speak for Nature?”
More details about the online viewing, including registration links, will be posted on the Sierra Club Atlantic Canada Chapter’s Facebook page.