If corporations have rights, why not Nature?
REGISTRATION FOR THE MOVIE VIEWING CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 10 AT NOON.
** There will be a zoom conversation about the film June 12th at 2 pm ET. You are welcome to join the discussion with CELDF organizers, Rights of Nature pioneers, on zoom even if you haven’t seen the film. Register below to get the zoom link now. **
From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature movement, a “paradigm shifting, plot-twisting, eye-opening” story about the Rights of Nature movement and current global battle between capitalism and democracy where the fight for our survival is at stake.
In part, Invisible Hand chronicles the saga of Grant Township, a small town in Pennsylvania, who dares to stand up to the regulatory system which wants to allow injection wells to be built in their township. In addition, the movie introduces the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, Defend Oh:yo’ and Standing Rock, all joining an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.
Thanks for joining VACRN and our partner organizations for the virtual viewing and discussion. For the discussion, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) organizers Tish O'Dell and Ben Price will update us on current progress in the Rights of Nature movement. How does this movie impact you personally and the work you do? How does this movement actually create the systemic cultural change we need in our world today?
Partner organizations sponsoring this viewing:
Appalachian Voices (AV)
First Alliance Consulting Group, LLC (FACG)
Friends of Buckingham (FoB)
Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR)
Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN)
Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative (VEJC)
Virginia Interfaith Power and Light (VAIPL)
Yogaville Environmental Solutions (YES)