Water Warriors is a 22-minute short film and exhibition about the story of a community's successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.
In2013, 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, English-speaking 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 won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.
Jean Symes, program manager at Inter Pares, will moderate the panel discussion following the screening.
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Details: Thursday, September 28th, at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Paul University amphitheatre, 223, Main, Ottawa.