Next environmental justice film


Oil-and-Water-movie-webMELROSE — The public is welcome to the next film in the Environmental Justice Film Series presented by Melrose UU Church GreenSanctuary Committee and Sustainable Melrose, Oil & Water,  on Saturday, May 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson St.

Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

Save the date for the final film in the series: Saturday, June 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Truck Farm at Melrose Public Library. All movies are free and open to the public.