There will be a showing of the film ‘Necessity’ at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (147 Concord Rd., Lincoln) on Tuesday, January 28. Grounded in people and places at the heart of the climate crisis, Necessity traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. The story unfolds in a setting where indigenous activists and non-indigenous allies make use of the necessity defense in making a moral case for acts of civil disobedience. Many of these activists were part of the Standing Rock resistance in North Dakota and carry into this site of struggle their knowledge of resistance strategies, as well as their experiences of loss and trauma.
See the trailer HERE.
There will be a light supper at 6:30pm followed by the film showing at 7pm and a video discussion link with Jan Haaken, the filmmaker, at 8:15pm.