In honor of International Stop the Tar Sands day, Portland Rising Tide and The National Wildlife Federation's Tar Free Future campaign will host the Oregon premier of SPOIL, a documentary telling the story of the Great Bear Rainforest and the threat it faces form a proposed oil pipeline.
SPOIL first premiered at the 2011 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in January and won Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in March.
SPOIL's Portland-based director Trip Jennings will introduce the film and hold a question and answer session with indigenous community member and documentary character Marven Robinson. Marven will participate via video conference from his home in the now-threatened, Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia.
The film follows Marven and a group of the world's best photographers as they photo document one of the North America's most pristine coastlines before a pipeline from the tar sands threatens to spoil it forever.
Sponsored by Portland Rising Tide, the National Wildlife Federation's Tar Free Future campaign, KBOO Radio and Columbia Riverkeeper.
Admission is free.
Film trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/17374726
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207249162638832
SPOIL: Documentary Film Premiere
4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.