Necessity Film Screening

April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Portland
1211 SW Main St
Oregon 97205

This Earth Day, join 350PDX for an engaging fundraiser that will include a screening of the work-in-progress documentary, NECESSITY: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance, Directed by Jan Haaken and Samantha Praus and a panel discussion with filmmakers and local activists, plus music, raffles and more!

This evening will explore the use of the necessity defense in direct action activism, and nuances between non-minority and native voices in the climate movement. Reception with drinks, refreshments and music by the Djangophiles.

Tickets purchased in advance will receive a special raffle incentive.
Suggested Donation: $5 – $50 Sliding Scale
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Panel will include:

Co-Director Samantha Praus – Sam is a queer, latinx documentary filmmaker & researcher based in Portland, OR.She has a deep personal interest to the NECESSITY project, having grown up in North Dakota and near the region where the team filmed in Minnesota After spending time at Standing Rock bringing firewood to activists camped there, she saw this film as an opportunity to support the ongoing story of Indigenous resistance in the Midwest. With a background in Cultural Anthropology, she also works with local and national government agencies on public health research projects. Her most recent projects include feature-length documentaries, NECESSITY (Co-director), OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS (Assistant Director).

Christopher Francisco, Dine’ Water Protector – Christopher Francisco is a Dine’ Water Protector and wannabe artist. Originally from Shiprock, New Mexico, he now lives in Portland and is putting together a collection of photographs and videos documenting the struggle at Standing Rock.

350 Activist TBA

About the Film: NECESSITY traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. When official channels of protest fail or fall short, activists turn to civil disobedience and lawyers seek to make the courts more just. The film follows indigenous and non-indigenous activists and allies in their resistance to the pipelines traversing native lands and essential waterways. Watch the trailer and learn more about the film here:

350PDX is a local Portland non-profit dedicated to building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act.

See Facebook event here.