We The People 2.0

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Description

"We the People 2.0 confronts its viewers with the ravages of mine tailings and leaky containment ponds, of sludge and ooze and grue, all of which, the film documents, are killing people, particularly in the cancer-blighted small towns of North America. The film's brief is laudable: Alongside documenting grassroots activism, including the kayak flotillas that protested Shell Oil in Seattle, the film focuses on legal challenges presented to corporations by granting rights to ecosystems. Talking heads come from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit that helps small towns draft laws against fracking, factory farming, and water privatization. The voice of narrator Walton Goggins, formerly of TV's rural meth-opera "Justified," is a great boon to the film, perhaps making viewers wish he would just let it rip in the grandiloquent manner of his TV character Boyd Crowder. The "2.0" in the title refers to what the filmmakers have dubbed "The Second American Revolution"—a battle not against a foreign power, but against corporate power." - SIFF
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Additional Information

Runtime: 91 min.

Rating: NR

Genres: Documentary, Environment, Political / Democracy Issues

Subtitles / Closed Captioning: None

Festivals & Quotes

Seattle International Film Festival 2016 (SIFF)


“…What an incredible film, I was absolutely fascinated – it so effectively brought together the hugely interconnected issues of climate and pollution, human cost, economic power and legal structures with some profound conclusions...I spent almost the entire evening discussing the issues the film raised with the assembled company." - Climate Earth

"Congrats on pulling together such a compelling body of work – providing roadmaps to local communities on how to challenge the extractive forces of the dominant system.” - Tom, London, UK

"This film has the potential to be part of [a] powerful influence and a turning point in my region and the country.” - Iowa organizer