Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Schaap Auditorium
115 E. 12th Street Holland, MI
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion with Hope College’s Student Activities Committee (SAC) and the Office of Sustainability collaborated to present Water Warriors. The Native American Heritage Event will feature the film, Water Warriors, as well as a discussion. Please join us on Wednesday, October 23 in the Bultman Student Center Auditorium from 6-7 pm. Preview the film
Water Warriors is a 22-minute short film and exhibition about a community’s fight to protect their water and way and way of life.
In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors—including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white anglophone families—set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and in 2016 won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.
Water Warriors is a production of Storyline, directed and produced by Michael Premo.
Collaborators: CDI, SAC, and Sustainability