The Topanga Peace Alliance 161st Consecutive First Friday Film Night
"First Daughter and the Black Snake"
Friday, September 7th, at the Topanga Library
Snack Pot Luck at 7:15, Movie 7:30.
Discussion with filmmaker after the film
"First Daughter and the Black Snake" follows the efforts of Winona LaDuke, famed Native American environmentalist, in her battle to stop the development of several pipelines that would cut across Indian reservations in northern Minnesota, jeopardizing food and water sources for the Ojibwe tribes, while trampling treaties now a century and a half old. "First Daughter" interweaves an examination of the legal battle to stop pipeline development with a look at an ancient way of life still practiced in the deep woodlands on and around the reservations, overlaid with a warm, in-depth look at LaDuke's life as an activist.
"First Daughter" shows that LaDuke's battles were won with just a group of regular people. Their "bottom-up" approach lights the path for other small groups of people who want to rally to defend their freedoms, their way of life, that are under such deadly assault by the Trump administration and the country's shift rightward.
After the film we will have a presentation and discussion led by the
filmmaker, the award winning Keri Pickett on the big screen via Skype!
Before the film, we will have announcements regarding upcoming events and actions for peace and social justice.
At The Topanga Library
122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290
Veggie Snack Pot Luck at 7:15 PM Movie at 7:30 PM
If you can, please bring a non-alcoholic beverage or vegetarian potluck snacks to share.
The event is ADA compliant with plenty of easy parking, elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume. The movie will be in the meeting room, across the patio from the elevator and the top of the stairs.
A donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.