Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office and Community Green will host a free public screening of Oil & Water — another thought-provoking movie that’s part of their Green Film Series on Thursday, July 16.
Oil & Water is a true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters, and a look at their resulting environmental activism.
Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the petroleum pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade”, meaning that it is drilled in a safer and more ethical way. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Oil & Water is an intimate portrait of two young people finding their voices, trying to beat incredible odds. One was born there. One was drawn there. The Amazon needs them both.
Oil & Water Screening
Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free. For further information, contact 973-509-5721, or email here.