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[ Elemental ] Reevaluating Our Relationship To Water - A Universal Cause

April 26th, 2011

Another account on how East Chicago is connected to what is happening in Northern Alberta (previous account from Henry).

BP and our Economic Development Gurus have put East Chicago on a diet of Tar Sands. I thought it appropriate for you to see how the TAR SANDS are destroying our most vital and fragile resources - The land, the water, the air, and our peoples.

[ Elemental ]

Elemental - Trailer from Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee on Vimeo.

Elemental is a documentary produced and directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. It explores our essential relationship to water, and the fundamental importance of reevaluating that relationship in the face of the global environmental crisis. It is a universal cause told through three stories on three continents, one of which East Chicago is intimately involved.

Eriel Deranger participated in the film and the telling of her story - the story of her people - the story East Chicago is so dependent on for economic development. Eriel is a native Dené from Northern Alberta, Canada. She is a young mother and activist determined to protect the future of her people from the ecological genocide wrought by living downstream from the largest industrial development in the world: the Albertan Tar Sands. I met Eriel in Edmonton last fall.

Remember the “STUFF” BP is piping into our community to refine is more than the land on which she lives - The Tar Sands, it includes Eriel’s Story and the lives of her people. She will tell more…

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  1. paul
    May 15th, 2011 at 14:43 | #1

    At times it seems that the global environment has turned into a cesspool of poisons. Petrochemicals. Radiation. Artificial hormones and manipulated dna. Chemicals of all kinds. I think these things are gradually building up in our environment and in our systems, coming from what we use and surround ourselves with, and from what we dispose of in a multitude of ways, and I think that endless reassurances from authorities that they are all ‘below safe levels’ can only be embraced by those who are willfully credulous.

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