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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.
The showing is a benefit for Rising Tide - no one will be turned away, but please pitch in. We're asking everyone to please bring your checkbook if you can afford it.
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 (and Rising Tide member) 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.
You can also join the Pedalpalooza Bike Ride to the film!
5:00pm meet @ Sunnyside Environmental School Park
3421 SE Salmon St.
This Pedalpalooza ride will meet near the swings around 5pm, wheels rolling at 5:30
Film trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/17374726
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207249162638832