Keepers of the Future

PRESENTED BY: West Seattle Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: West Seattle, WA (click for map)

Journalist & documentarian Avi Lewis has advocated for radically new social and political structures as the only effective response to the climate crisis. In “Keepers of the Future” Lewis profiles the Bajo Lempa coordinadora, a farmers’ cooperative in El Salvador that demonstrates how “deep local democracy” can help a poor population build environmental, economic, and political resilience. It is a model of how to mitigate climate change and resist unsustainable, extractive development.

“A wake-up call for anyone feeling overwhelmed about climate change. A marginalized peasant community challenges corporate power and takes climate resilience into their own hands. A bold, simple yet powerful tale that gives hope to us all.” —Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First

We’ll also show two short videos about the Green New Deal and share some ideas for what we can do locally.

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 24 minutes

Director: Avi Lewis

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