Keepers of the Future
Canadian journalist and documentarian Avi Lewis–with his partner, author Naomi Klein–has advocated for radically new social and political structures as the only effective response to the climate crisis. In Keepers of the Future Lewis profiles the Bajo Lempa coordinadora, a farmers’ cooperative in El Salvador that demonstrates how “deep local democracy” can help a poor population build environmental, economic, and political resilience. It is a model of how to mitigate climate change and resist unsustainable, extractive development.
“A wake-up call for anyone feeling overwhelmed about climate change. A marginalized peasant community challenges corporate power and takes climate resilience into their own hands. A bold, simple yet powerful tale that gives hope to us all.” — Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Directed by Avi Lewis; 2018
6:30 – doors open for refreshments
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion
At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126
Bus numbers 21 and 128
NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.
West Seattle, Washington