“100 Short Stories”
Predatory capitalism, renewable energy, and the fight against fracking
68:30 min | 2016
100 SHORT STORIES is the latest documentary from acclaimed Nova Scotian filmmaker Neal Livingston, and his first feature-length film. Neal will be in attendance to address the audience during the screening in Vancouver:
Friday June 9th, 7pm
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms (lower level).
Screening is hosted by the Vancouver/Burnaby Chapter of the Council of Canadians
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
With his filmmaker’s typical irreverence, Livingston interweaves tales of predatory capitalism, eco-activism, and contemporary life in Atlantic Canada, engaging in an offbeat and often humorous exploration of energy policy, governance, and regional culture, in a diaristic collage of entrepreneurship and environmentalism. The film presents a first-person account of a years long struggle to develop Black River Wind a renewable energy project, and overcoming an attempted hostile takeover. Meanwhile, the local citizens of Inverness County band together to defeat oil and gas drilling and fracking coming onto Cape Breton Island.
2017 Energy Award – Cinema Verde Film Festival (one of the Top 6 environmental film festivals in the USA), Official Selection at Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax) & Planet in Focus (Toronto).