Presented by Cinema Politica
Free film screening
Wed. Jan. 27, 6 p.m.
Hart House, Arrbor Room, U of T
This is one of the best environmental films ever made. An incredibly, moving, inspiring and fantastically political film that will make you want to be a better steward of this planet.
SYNOPSIS: How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities.
Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at cross-roads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Today Iceland is left holding a huge dept and an uncertain future.
In Dreamland a nation with abundance of choices gradually becomes caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydro-electric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs. Clean energy brings in polluting industry and international corporations. It’s the dark side of green energy.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE.
Brought to you by:
University of Toronto Students' Union (http://www.utsu.ca)
University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network (http://www.utern.org)
Cinema Politica ( http://www.cinemapolitica.org)