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Groundswell Rising VitualWatch Party

Friday, February 25th @ 6:30-8:30 PM

Presented by, Groundswell Producer/Director Renard Cohen Special Guest, Raina Rippel, featured in the film, Senior Fellow, Halt the Harm Network. “Plain and simple, this film is about the human side of the fracking debate” by Mark Ruffalo See & hear first hand accounts of how the Gas & Oil industry affects public health, private property and the lifeblood of communities.

Trailer

HOSTED BY, Move Past Plastic Halt the Harm Network Artist4Earth Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water (film 68 min.) brings us into the lives of people from all walks of life and all sides of the political spectrum who are dedicating themselves to resisting, slowing down or stopping fracking. We meet parents, scientists, artists, teachers, clergy, community organizers and business leaders who are convinced that this unproven form of gas extraction is a serious health and environmental risk. Driven by a deep moral conviction, we see how they are standing up to one of the world’s most powerful industries. The film shows how an industry rich with political connections managed to slip into a position of almost untouchable power and how at-risk communities have come together to fight back. Groundswell Rising is a story told by those who are living it, with honesty, passion and a sincere desire to protect our children and the world we leave them. “Groundswell Rising generates much needed discussion as we are forced to grapple with an insatiable appetite for energy. We are happy to have the opportunity to distribute this timely and important film.” —John Hoskyns-Abrahall, President, Bullfrog Films “Your film blew me away. It was spot on, and I loved it while sobbing through half of it. Your film is so professionally done, so hard hitting, so scientifically well researched. It is a primer for people to organize around, who find that their towns are being stolen and their children”s health compromised. You guys did an amazing job of depicting this civil war within our country.” ~Liberty Godshall More about our Special Guests Renard Cohen, Co-Founder of Artists4earth.com Producer/Director of Groundswell Rising Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water Renard Cohen is an Emmy winning producer/director with clients including PBS, Food Network, IBM and National Geographic. He produced and directed the documentary Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water. The film was featured in 12 film festivals, won a Humanitarian award and can now be seen on numerous outlets including Amazon Prime. Renard co-founded Artists4earth.com with artist, musician, Brian Van Korn. This unique website gives artists the chance to protect the earth by allowing their art to be downloaded for donations to environmental action groups. Raina Rippel (she/her) is a Senior Fellow working for Halt the Harm Network to build a national network against fracking. As Founding Director of the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, an organization addressing health impacts from unconventional shale gas development, she was featured in the film "Groundswell Rising" in 2012. She previously worked for the Center for Coalfield Justice in Washington County, and Physicians for Social Responsibility/Maine Chapter as an Executive Director. Rippel worked closely with many of the people and families featured in the film. She lives in Venetia PA with her husband and two children, as far from fracking as possible in Washington County, the most heavily drilled county in PA. Questions: tamela.trussell@gmail.com 717-713-5890
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Move Past Plastic, MPP
Sponsored by TLC Foundation
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Videos

Presentations

Groundswell Rising

VitualWatch Party

Friday, February 25th @

6:30-8:30 PM

Presented by, Groundswell Producer/Director Renard Cohen Special Guest, Raina Rippel, featured in the film, Senior Fellow, Halt the Harm Network. “Plain and simple, this film is about the human side of the fracking debate” by Mark Ruffalo See & hear first hand accounts of how the Gas & Oil industry affects public health, private property and the lifeblood of communities.

Trailer

HOSTED BY, Move Past Plastic Halt the Harm Network Artist4Earth Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water (film 68 min.) brings us into the lives of people from all walks of life and all sides of the political spectrum who are dedicating themselves to resisting, slowing down or stopping fracking. We meet parents, scientists, artists, teachers, clergy, community organizers and business leaders who are convinced that this unproven form of gas extraction is a serious health and environmental risk. Driven by a deep moral conviction, we see how they are standing up to one of the world’s most powerful industries. The film shows how an industry rich with political connections managed to slip into a position of almost untouchable power and how at-risk communities have come together to fight back. Groundswell Rising is a story told by those who are living it, with honesty, passion and a sincere desire to protect our children and the world we leave them. “Groundswell Rising generates much needed discussion as we are forced to grapple with an insatiable appetite for energy. We are happy to have the opportunity to distribute this timely and important film.” —John Hoskyns-Abrahall, President, Bullfrog Films “Your film blew me away. It was spot on, and I loved it while sobbing through half of it. Your film is so professionally done, so hard hitting, so scientifically well researched. It is a primer for people to organize around, who find that their towns are being stolen and their children”s health compromised. You guys did an amazing job of depicting this civil war within our country.” ~Liberty Godshall More about our Special Guests Renard Cohen, Co-Founder of Artists4earth.com Producer/Director of Groundswell Rising Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water Renard Cohen is an Emmy winning producer/director with clients including PBS, Food Network, IBM and National Geographic. He produced and directed the documentary Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water. The film was featured in 12 film festivals, won a Humanitarian award and can now be seen on numerous outlets including Amazon Prime. Renard co-founded Artists4earth.com with artist, musician, Brian Van Korn. This unique website gives artists the chance to protect the earth by allowing their art to be downloaded for donations to environmental action groups. Raina Rippel (she/her) is a Senior Fellow working for Halt the Harm Network to build a national network against fracking. As Founding Director of the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, an organization addressing health impacts from unconventional shale gas development, she was featured in the film "Groundswell Rising" in 2012. She previously worked for the Center for Coalfield Justice in Washington County, and Physicians for Social Responsibility/Maine Chapter as an Executive Director. Rippel worked closely with many of the people and families featured in the film. She lives in Venetia PA with her husband and two children, as far from fracking as possible in Washington County, the most heavily drilled county in PA. Questions: tamela.trussell@gmail.com 717-713-5890
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