PIPE DREAMS

PIPE DREAMS

(c) Leslie Iwerks

PIPE DREAMS (USA, 2011, 40 min.)

Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water and their livelihood in what has become a controversial environmental battle. This film spotlights the David and Goliath struggle over the tar sands Keystone XL Pipeline, proposed to be routed from Hardisty, Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, crossing the country’s largest freshwater resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska, posing devastating consequences to human health, livestock, and agriculture. Interviews are featured with farmers and ranchers along the pipeline’s route and with Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, International Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council. Narrated by Daryl Hannah. Directed and produced by Leslie Iwerks.

Panel discussion, moderated by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, follows screening. Panelists are Jane Kleeb, Founder and Executive Director of Bold Nebraska, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada and Member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation and Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President of Conservation and Education at the National Wildlife Federation.

Shown with DIRTY OIL

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium

1530 P St., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle)

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