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7 Council of Canadians chapters to screen ‘100 Short Stories’ documentary

100 Short Stories

Seven Council of Canadians chapters will be screening the film ‘100 Short Stories’ by Nova Scotia filmmaker Neal Livingston.

As noted on the film’s website, “With his filmmakers typical irreverence, Livingston interweaves tales of predatory capitalism, eco-activism, and contemporary life in Atlantic Canada, engaging in an offbeat and often humorous exploration of energy policy, governance, and regional culture, in a diaristic collage of entrepreneurship and environmentalism.”

It adds, “The film presents a first-person account of a years long struggle to develop Black River Wind a renewable energy project, and overcoming an attempted hostile takeover. Meanwhile, the local citizens of Inverness County band together to defeat oil and gas drilling and fracking coming onto Cape Breton Island.”

The Council of Canadians Inverness County chapter was instrumental in the struggle to defend Lake Ainslie, the largest freshwater lake in Nova Scotia. The chapter began opposing a plan by Calgary-based PetroWorth Resources Inc. to drill within the Lake Ainslie watershed area, which feeds a number of other rivers including the historic Margaree River and its salmon spawning grounds. After a community effort stopped Petroworth in November 2012, the community worked with their municipal council to pass a by-law in May 2013 that bans fracking in Inverness County.

The tentative schedule for the chapter film screenings is:

June 7 -Nelson

June 8 – Kamloops

June 9 – Vancouver

June 11 – Powell River

June 12 – Campbell River

June 14 – Nanaimo

June 15 – Cowichan (tbc)

To see a trailer for the film, please click here.