Several Clean Power Lake County activists appear in one of five environment-themed films to be screened in Lake County as part of the One Earth Film Festival, March 4-11.
Dulce Ortiz, Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts, Sister Kathleen Long, Karen Long MacLeod, Julio Guzman, Celeste Flores, and Christine Nannicelli appear along with hundreds of campaign supporters in “Years of Living Dangerously: Uprising.” The documentary will be shown at 5 p.m. on March 5 at Christ Episcopal Church in Waukegan.
In the documentary, actress America Ferrera follows Clean Power Lake County activists as, over the course of nearly a year, they collect and deliver petitions to the Waukegan City Council, journey to Springfield to advocate for clean energy policy that can provide green jobs, and appeal directly to NRG Energy to work with the community to transition its Waukegan power plant beyond coal.
Audience members will have the chance to meet local activists featured in the film, learn what Clean Power Lake County is doing to move Waukegan beyond coal, and talk with local leaders about how community members can work together to revitalize the Waukegan lakefront.
Here’s the line-up of Lake County showings:
- March 4, 1:30 p.m.: Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Road, Grayslake
- March 5, 5 p.m.: Years of Living Dangerously: Uprising, Christ Episcopal Church, Memorial Hall, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan
- March 10, 6:30 p.m.: A Plastic Ocean, College of Lake County, A-Wing Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake
- March 11, 2:30 p.m.: Shifting Sands on the Path to Sustainability (with Spanish subtitles), Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan
- March 11, 6:30 p.m.: Before the Flood (with Spanish subtitles), College of Lake County, A-Wing Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake
The Lake County showings are free and open to the public. A $6 donation per film is appreciated. For more information, movie trailers and tickets, go to www.oneearthfilmfest.org/films-by-date.
The Lake County screenings are part of the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival. Local sponsors are Citizens Climate Lobby, Clean Power Lake County, College of Lake County, Faith in Place, Liberty Prairie Foundation, Prairie Crossing Charter School, Sierra Club: Woods & Wetlands Group, and Wild Ones: Lake to Prairie Chapter.