october, 2019

03oct3:30 pm10:02 pmCurse of Abundance, The3:30 pm - 10:02 pm Chagrin Falls LibraryCategory:Documentary

Event Details

Free Screening at Chagrin Falls Library – 3:30pm

The Curse of Abundance

US Premiere

Directed by Ewa Ewart

Ecuador, Poland, 69 minutes

In 2007, Ecuador launched an initiative to leave some of its Amazonian oil reserves in the ground in exchange for financial compensation from the international community-ultimately protecting it’s vital ecosystems and two cloistered indigenous tribes. Fast forward to 2017, Ecuador started drilling in the most pristine part of Yasuni, triggering new waves of protest. The film uncovers Ecuador’s battle to reconcile its green ambitions with tough economic realities: a dilemma sparking debate about economic development, sustainability and climate change around the world. Contains subtitles.

Sponsored by Tony Oliverio