Documenting Eco-activists

Nov 19, 2013

Eriel Deranger gazes at the distant Syncrude plant near Fort McMurray, in a scene from Elemental.
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What do a young Canadian tribal leader, an Australian inventor and the man dubbed India’s “water Gandhi” have in common?  All three are dedicated eco-activists, and are featured in the current documental titled, Elemental.

Choosing the name for a film is often a complicated process. In the case of Elemental, co-director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee explains there were three interlocking meanings behind the title.


You can find our earlier interview with Jay Harman here.

A theatrical screening of Elemental is schedu.ed for 7 pm on Wed., Nov. 20 at the Rialto in Sebastopol. Get tickets and information here.

See the full trailer for Elementary below: