May 19 at 3 pm BCEQ Sunday at the Movies: a Preview of “Elemental”

April 20th, 2013 Posted in Committees, Communications Committee Work, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, Membership Committee

On Sunday May 19th at 3 pm, some BCEQ folks are going to a session and will have the opportunity to work with the filmmaker on Q&A at the theatre.  It should be a fun time.  Let me know.

Can you join us?  BCEQ has viewed the trailer and think this is a good opportunity.  It is all about all of us, just in different places — the fight to do what is right up against big corporate interests.  ( )

Usually tickets are $11, but if you have a group of 11-29 tickets will only be $8 each and for groups of 30+ tickets will be $6 each.


“A rare, fresh look at environmental issues and sustainability…

Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee ties these threads together masterfully.” 

-John Fink, The Film Stage

Co-Directed Produced Co-Composed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Co-Directed and Produced by Gayatri Roshan

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature, confronting the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. 

 The film follows Rajendra Singh, a former  Indian government official, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river. Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. 

In northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent. 

And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harmon searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harmon finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming.

Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.

 More Information: website || facebook || twitter || trailer

Opens in NYC at The Cinema Village on May 17th – 23rd

National Theatrical Release to Follow

Running Time: 93 minutes

 The Cinema Village is located at 22 E 12th St., New York, NY 10003, between University Place and 5th Avenue (with two parking lots across the street — for an extra cost).  If you take the #4 and get off at Union Square, you walk to Union Square West then left (it becomes University Place), walk down to 12th Street then right to the middle of the block). 

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