Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Hello Movie Fans,

Please join Meaningful Movies Bellevue on Tuesday, October 25th, for the 2022 documentary Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line. Necessity is a powerful film following activists who enlist the “necessity” defense in a 2020 jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland, Oregon. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists, and white allies as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying highly inflammable products through protected waterways and treaty lands. In following the path of oil-by-rail and oil resistance along the Columbia River Gorge, the film revisits lessons of the New Deal era of building massive dams and what climate activists take from that era as they think about a Green New Deal.

Documentary filmmaker Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University and a clinical psychologist. As a psychologist and documentarian, Haaken weaves research and historical analyses into rich and vividly drawn landscapes that represent the perspectives of her subjects.

Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line

Tuesday, October 25th

Zoom opens at 6:50; Event starts at 7PM


Please join this informative documentary, followed by an open and meaningful discussion. This is an all ages event, so bring your family and friends to see the movie!


Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Jan Haaken

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