Don’t Frack PEI, Holland College Green Machine and Cinema Politica Charlottetown present the documentary “Nowhere Else to Go” on Tuesday, May 17th at 7 p.m., in Room 21W, next to MacKinnon Lecture Theatre at Holland College, (Kent St entrance) in Charlottetown.
‘Nowhere Else to Go’ documents the 2013 anti-shale gas protests near Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. The film provides an in-depth look into the early days of the protest in July through the RCMP raid on the protest encampment near Rexton on October 17th. The film also highlights the context for the protest, including the troubled history of the relationship between First Nations people and the Canadian government, the provincial government’s handling of consultation in advance of shale gas exploration licensing and the support for First Nations protesters that developed amongst non-native anti-shale activists.
The film is a shorter version of a longer work in progress. See more at the filmmaker’s website: http://michaeljshade.com/
After the film (which lasts 35 minutes) Eliza Knockwood will lead a discussion and show some of the film she took when she was in Elsipogtog in 2013.
Everyone welcome! Admission by donation. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570784099887100/