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Filmmaker brings Nova Scotia environmental documentary to Nelson’s Civic Theatre

By Contributor
June 1st, 2017

A great new film on environmental community and action in Atlantic Canada is coming to Nelson’s Civic Theatre at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7th.

Acclaimed Nova Scotia filmmaker Neal Livingston is bringing the film to Nelson, as part of a Canada-wide tour of his stories of stopping gas fracking drilling and instead building windmills in Nova Scotia. Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland have all completely put a stop to fracking with moratoriums.

Livingston himself took part in the activism he documents. He says he provides “an often humorous exploration of contemporary life in Atlantic Canada.”

100 Short Stories is a first-person account of a years long struggle to develop Black River Wind a renewable energy project, and overcoming an attempted hostile takeover. Meanwhile, the local citizens of Inverness County band together to defeat oil and gas drilling and fracking coming onto Cape Breton Island.

The film won the Energy Award at one of the top environmental film festivals in the U.S., Cinema Verde. It also screened at the Atlantic Film Festival and at Canada’s Planet in Focus festival in Toronto.

Livingston will be at the Nelson screening and will be taking questions about the film afterward. The Nelson event is sponsored by the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians and of course, Nelson’s Civic Theatre.

100 Short Stories hits the screen at 5 p.m. at Nelson Civic Theatre.

Tickets are just $10.


For more information and links see: Facebook: Nelson showing 100 Short Stories

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