Tue, Apr 2, 2019
Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road
Audience: General Audience
Join the Pajarito Group and Voices of Los Alamos at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a special screening of “SACRED LAND, SACRED WATER: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley.”
This free screening begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Join executive producer, director, and editor Lewis Jacobs for a Q&A after the film.
Officially released in September 2018, “Sacred Land, Sacred Water” is a call to action for residents and policy makers in the greater Albuquerque area to prevent horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking in our region in order to protect our life-sustaining water.
This documentary shows the dangers that fracking poses to the one continuous aquifer underlying the entire Albuquerque Basin—the aquifer that provides 85% of the drinking water to over 800,000 residents. Inspired by geologist and best-selling author, Donald T. Phillips, the film includes interviews of concerned citizens, clips of public testimony, and highly illustrated presentations of both the subsurface geology of the Rio Grande Rift and the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
The confluence of the Basin’s water with the subsurface geological formations unique to the Rio Grande Valley are indeed “Sacred Land, Sacred Water.” As the River endures, so do the cultures. Native American, Spanish, and European traditions contribute distinct influences in faith and spirit, architecture and the arts, song and dance, science and technology—and, with the confluence of water and geology create the beating heart of the Valley and of all living beings within the Rio Grande ecosystem.
To be inspired by the power of activists, check out the previews.
“We are the Earth and Sky.
We are the thunder cries. We are the fire, we are the light in your eyes.
We are standing strong, like a rock in a storm.
We are standing strong, this is our home.
All the nations under the sun—we are one.”
For information please contact Jody Benson.