Tuesday, May 26, 2015

See the Movie: How a Small Group of Determined Kentuckians Defied Big Fracking and Won

This Saturday at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.  Email sellus.wilder@gmail.com for reservations.  It's a true story, a Kentucky story, a story to infuriate and inspire for all the battles to come.

Greg Kocher at the Herald:

Filmmaker Sellus Wilder hopes audiences will take to heart the message of his new documentary about citizen opposition to the Bluegrass Pipeline in 2013-14.
"Grassroots movements can win fights against multi-billion-dollar corporations," Wilder said. "The people can win the seemingly unwinnable fight."

The 90-minute film, The End of the Line, premieres Saturday at an invitation-only screening at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

Through interviews and footage from public meetings, the movie tells how ordinary people protested plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline through 13 Kentucky counties. Eventually, in April 2014, the two companies that partnered to build the line halted the project because they didn't have the necessary customer commitments to move forward.

But Wilder and others believe organized opposition and a key court decision on the taking of private property played a decisive role in scuttling the project.

Pipeline representatives were "really caught off guard by the level of resistance they encountered across the state," he said.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/25/3869142_frankfort-filmmaker-tells-the.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Not to mention failing to notice that right smack in the middle of the pipeline's path was a community of nuns, with whom you must never, ever mess.  Because they always win. 

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