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Portland Premiere for NECESSITY: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line (in-person)

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Portland, Oregon – March 25, 2022 – J Haaken Productions, a Portland-based documentary team, invites the community to the Portland theatrical premiere of their latest documentary, Necessity: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the director and participants featured in the film at 3:00 PM on Sunday April 17, 2022 at the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland. Tickets are available via the Hollywood Theatre Website and more information about the project at the Necessity website and on social media @necessitythemovie. The trailer is also available on Vimeo.
The Necessity Series is a two-part documentary directed by Jan Haaken, filmmaker and professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University and Samantha Praus, researcher and filmmaker. Each film tells a story of everyday people and their fights to save the planet.
“The films offer an intimate look at what happens when people of conscience disobey the law,
but stand up for Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and our future.”
– Bill Bigelow, Curriculum Editor, Rethinking Schools, Co-Director Zinn Education Project.
After feedback from festivals, classroom and community screenings, and in consultations with our partners, the Necessity team began filming Part II which is set in the Pacific Northwest. Much like Part I, Necessity: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line is guided by Native perspectives and weaves into the film dramatic regional sites where people are fighting fossil fuels. The film continues the story of activists enlisting the necessity defense, this time in a precedent-setting jury trial in Oregon after a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists and white allies as they resist oil trains and terminals in the transport of highly toxic products through critical waterways and treaty lands. In following the path of oil-by-rail and oil resistance along the Columbia, the film revisits lessons of the New Deal and what climate activists take from that era in thinking about a Green New Deal.
More about the Q&A:
The post-screening Q&A discussion will include Necessity: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line  Director, Jan Haaken, and people featured in the film, including: Cathy Sampson-Kruse (Waluulapum Band, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation), Associate Producer and champion of the Thin Green Line movement, Jan Zuckerman, who taught middle-school in Portland for 30 years and currently works with XR Portland and the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee, Annika & Sidrah Schramm, students at McDaniel HIgh School in Portland & activists in the Friday Fire Drill student strikes and Haunani Kalama, Native Hawaian healer and health educator, Associate Producer and Impact Strategist for the film.
Publicity Contact
Tara Johnson-Medinger
503.267.1126

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April 17
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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April 17
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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