Washington D.C. Premiere


Natural Resources Defense Council presents

WE ARE THE LAND (Canada, 2008, 32 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere In the heart of the Boreal Forest and on the shores of Lake Winnipeg in northern Manitoba, Canada, Poplar River First Nation has worked for the last decade to ensure that as a community they can make the decisions about how their traditional lands are used. Faced by potential industrial development on their still pristine lands, Poplar River First Nation decided to undertake an extensive land use planning process that has resulted in permanent protection of 90 percent of their lands. This documentary was produced by Poplar River First Nation about their journey to rediscover the connection between the health of the land and the health of their community. NRDC has been working with Poplar River First Nation for several years to support their efforts to attain permanent protection of this globally important region. Directed by Daniel Clark. Editor and cameraman, Paul Rabliauskas. Produced by Poplar River First Nation.

Panel discussion with filmmaker Paul Rabliauskas; Sophia Rabliauskas, the film’s narrator and winner of the 2007 Goldman Environmental Prize and Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Senior Attorney, NRDC follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed. 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

1200 New York Ave., NW (12th St. entrance.)

(METRO: Metro Center)

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