Stateside Independent joins Austin Film Festival in bringing the gorgeous documentary Elemental back to Austin screens!
Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, makes a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect.
In northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath” struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent.
And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.
An audience favorite at AFF last October, Elemental returns to Austin at the Stateside Theatre along with a post-film panel, where the following experts will join us in conversation about the topics raised in the film and our environmental future:
Don’t miss this opportunity to see this beautiful film and engage with these issues and the people who have spent their lives trying to solve them.
Check out the trailer below, and buy your tickets to support Austin’s filmmakers!
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