Elemental| 1hr : 33mins
Director: Emmanuel Vaughan Lee | Producer: Emmanuel Vaughan Lee
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United States
DOC: Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India's once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own David and Goliath struggle against the world's largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida.
And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature's own systems hold the key to our world's ecological problems.
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view part mirage, part miracle.
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