‘Oil and Water’ Screening

The Montclair Environmental Affairs office and Community Green will be screening the documentary 'Oil and Water' on July 16 at the Montclair Public Library.

Screening of Oil and Water at Montclair Library.

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Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office and Community Green are pleased to present Oil and Water, another thought-provoking movie that is part of their Green Film Series that has been carrying on throughout the summer. Oil and Water will be screened on Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Public Library, which is located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue. All events at the Montclair Public Library are free and open to the public.

According to the event page, “Oil and Water is a true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters, and a look at their resulting environmental activism. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the petroleum pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as ‘fair trade,’ meaning that it is drilled in a safer and more ethical way. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Oil and Water is an intimate portrait of two young people finding their voices, trying to beat incredible odds. One was born there. One was drawn there. The Amazon needs them both.”

For more information about Oil and Water, visit the documentary’s website at oilandwaterdocumentary.com. According to the website, Oil and Water is the recipient of multiple honors, including the Jury & Audience Awards for best documentary at the Northampton International Film Festival, the grand prize of Best Documentary for Audience Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Green Planet Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Top 10 ECO-DOC 2014 for EcoWatch.

Montclar’s Environmental Affairs office urges interested participants to join the event and bring a friend, a family member or neighbor to the film screening and the open discussion afterwards. For more information call Montclair Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, located in the Township of Montclair Municipal Building on the second floor at 205 Claremont Avenue or, email grussell@montclairnjusa.org, who is headed by Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer.

Oil and Water is always being screened at new locations, so be sure to check out their website at oilandwaterdocumentary.com/screenings to see all new locations, screenings and festivals to view this award-winning documentary in case you miss the one in the Montclair location.

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