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Unfractured

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:30pm

Cinemopolis 120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY

Unfractured (Chanda Chavannes, United States, 2017) will be screened as part of the 2018 Fingerlakes Film Festival (FLEFF) .

The central subject in this film is environmentalist Sandra Steingraber. Unfractured follows biologist Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself in order to wage an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. Branded a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra quickly emerges as a leader of New York’s biggest grassroots movement in decades. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, Sandra decides she must go “all in." For Sandra, this means devoting all her time, energy, and money to the cause. But when her husband begins having one stroke after another, Sandra’s life is thrown into crisis. She knows her husband and children need her at home, but Sandra can’t stop—not until she and her allies win a state-wide ban on fracking. And Sandra and her allies do win. In December 2014, after years of intense fighting (including launching a blockade of a gas storage site, getting arrested, and going to jail), Sandra learns that Governor Cuomo will issue a permanent ban on fracking. She is even fatefully caught on camera as she hears the news for the first time. This is the amazing climax of the film.

The filmmaker and Sandra Steingraber will be in attendance.

Co-sponsored by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, along with the following FLEFF films:

 

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