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FILM: "Green Rights - The Human Right to a Healthy World"

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:46 am
by Oscar
The right to breathe. The right to clean water. The right to wholesome food.
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Our award-winning 67-minute film, GreenRights: The Human Right to a Healthy World has been called “the most ambitious and important environmental documentary that has yet been created or proposed.” Released in September, 2016, the film has been shown in universities, at festivals and in communities across Canada and the United States. It can be shown in your community, too, and it's available on DVD or Blu-Ray as well.

Green Rights is about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature's right to be respected and protected. The film shows the powerful impact of these rights in Ecuador and Argentina, in the Philippines and the Netherlands – and also presents dramatic stories of the fight for environmental rights in the United States and Canada. It interviews the world's greatest experts, and reports on dramas in the courts and on the land, where devoted citizens and courageous lawyers take on national governments and global corporations – and win. And it asks, Why not in Canada? Why not in the US?


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Re: FILM: "Green Rights - The Human Right to a Healthy Worl

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:49 am
by Oscar
South Shore chapter screens Silver Donald Cameron's film 'Green Rights' in Mahone Bay

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May 21, 2017 - 6:23 am

The Council of Canadians South Shore chapter screened the film Green Rights on May 19.

The outreach had noted, "Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World will be shown at 7:PM Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St. The event is co-sponsored by the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians and the Friends of Nature. It will be hosted by film writer and narrator Silver Donald Cameron."

It adds, ""Green Rights" tells the stories of ordinary people and dedicated lawyers who are suing multinational corporations and unresponsive governments on behalf of future generations. And they are winning in places such as Argentina, the Philippines, Ecuador, and the Netherlands. Cameron and film director Chris Beckett captured footage and compiled interviews from eleven countries on every continent except Antarctica. Cameron is also the author of the companion book Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth, which will be available at the event."

The 336-page "Warrior Lawyers" book includes fifteen interviews with lawyers from nine countries, plus an essay by the author. Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow says the book is "moving, terrifying, inspirational – these stories stand as a beacon of hope in our troubled world."

There are different ways to access the film and book:

• The 67-minute film can be purchased here:

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• A 45-minute version of the film can be streamed here:
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• A 12-minute version of the film can be streamed here.
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• A 4-minute trailer for the film can be seen here.
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• Warrior Lawyers can be ordered here.
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For more, you can visit Cameron's website here:
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