New Environmentalists|From Peru to Tanzania

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The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support.

Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are affecting extraordinary change.

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Destiny’s Bay|United States – Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school.

 

March 11, 2016/ Puerto Rico/ Luis Jorge Rivera Hernandez is environmental activist of Puerto Rico. His work as an public planner have help the protection of the Northwestern Ecological Corridos of Puerto Rico. This had made him the winner of this year Goldman Prize Photo by: Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo

The Last Resort|Puerto Rico – Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera led a successful campaign to establish a nature reserve in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor, a critical nesting ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtle.

 

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Water Song|Peru – Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to the giant Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper mine on her property.

 

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The Pastoralist|Tanzania – Edward Loure organized his Maasai community to secure indigenous peoples’ stewardship over 200,000 acres of Tanzania’s northern range lands.

 

Zuzana Čaputová (in the middle), 2016 Goldman Enviromental Prize winner for Europe, in front of the area where new landfill supposed to be developed.

The Decree|Slovakia – Public interest lawyer Zuzana Caputova spearheaded a campaign that went all the way to the Supreme Court and shut down a toxic waste dump which was poisoning her community.

 

Mr. Leng Ouch

Under Cover|CambodiaLeng Ouch risked his life when he went undercover to expose illegal logging and government corruption that was rampant in Cambodia.

 

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FACT SHEET

NOLA CODE: NWEV 2016 H1

PARTS/LENGTH: 1 x 30

DISTRIBUTED BY: NETA

FORMAT: 16 x 9, Closed Captioned, HD-Base, Stereo

HD FEED:  Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 0930-1000ET/HD04 *Feed-For-Record*

RIGHTS:
UNLIMITED releases over three years (UNL/3YRS) beginning 4/8/17; SCH/UNL; free VOD/UNL; and non-commercial cable rights granted.  Royalty free to members and subscribers of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

PRODUCERS:
Mill Valley Film Group
31 East Kappas Marina
Sausalito, CA 94965
mvfg@aol.com

RATING:TV-G

FLAGS:None

PROMO: Feed- for-Record

SCREENER:
From Peru to Tanzania (Trailer)
From Peru to Tanzania (Festival Cut)

FUNDING:
Provided by the Goldman Prize, the international prize for grassroots environmentalists.

UNDERWRITERS:
Local Underwriting is Permissible

WEBSITES:
www.goldmanprize.org

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