Above All Else

7:00 PM
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Terrazas Branch
1105 E. César Chávez St.

Above All Else

Controversy & Conversation: A Difficult Dialogues Program 2017

This month we will watch and discuss Above All Else, the 2014 documentary by director John Fiege.

In this dramatic, firsthand account of activists on the front line of the climate fight, one man risks it all to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired stuntman and high-wire artist, as he rallies neighbors and activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline. What begins as a stand against corporate encroachments on one man's land becomes a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide.

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