SCREENINGThree states have decided to take another look at wind farms for generating electricity in deserts within their states: Arizona, California and Nevada. It so happens there is a documentary addressing this issue, especially the destruction of Native American antiquities and species such as the desert tortoise, plus other endangered creatures and plants, which will lead to the loss of the deserts. EMMY® Award winning filmmaker Robert Lundahl's "Who Are My People?" will screen in Las Vegas, August 13.
The documentary takes a hard look at U.S. energy policy and its effects on dessert ecosystems, Native American tribes and the communities of the West. Native American tribal members are proactive in "Who Are My People," not shedding tears over the destruction but actively fighting to preserve their heritage by stating their concerns and grievances.
The Nevada premiere August 13th of "Who Are My People?" coincides with the Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. The screening with be in the Flamingo Library Main Stage Auditorium, 1401 Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the film screens at 7:00. Tickets are $7.50 at the door and are available in advance on-line for $7.00 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/432635.
A conversation with the filmmaker and Native elders will take place following the screening. Website: http://whoaremypeople.com
For more information contact:
Friends of Searchlight Desert and Mountains