Pipe Dreams

Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood from the Keystone XL Pipeline, in this compelling new film from Leslie Iwerks.


Directors

Leslie Iwerks

Country

USA 

Year

2011

Running Time

40 mins 

Watch the Film

vimeo.com/ondemand/pipedreams

 

 

SFGFF Film Program:

tar_sands_josh_lopez.jpgAcross the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood. Routed over 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast, this pipeline is set to cross the country’s largest freshwater resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska. A spill along the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed route could threaten the water supply of millions, and pose devastating consequences to human health, livestock, agriculture, and endangered wildlife.

Screening: November 16, 2011 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

Discussion with: Leslie Iwerks, director; Matt Leonard, Project Manager - Tar Sands Action, 350.org; Brant Olson, Freedom from Oil campaign director, Rainforest Action Network; Shirin Sadeghi radio/television Host & Producer (moderator); Michael Watts, Professor of Geography & Development Studies, UC Berkeley.