Filmmakers and photojournalists Orin Langelle and Bill Jungels
will show their documentary films,
A Darker Shade of Green and Broken Branches, Fallen Fruit
These documentaries explore social and ecological justice issues in
Chiapas, Mexico. These issues affect us all.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:00 PM
Downtown United Presbyterian Church,
121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester
Free and open to the public.
Wheelchair accessible and looped for those with hearing loss.
A DARKER SHADE OF GREEN: REDD ALERT AND THE FUTURE OF FORESTS.
This groundbreaking 29-minute documentary exposes the impacts of a forest
carbon offset deal between the states of Chiapas, California, and Acre in Brazil.
This deal would use the carbon stored by forests in Chiapas and Acre to enable
industries in California to continue polluting under California’s new climate
change law. Indigenous communities in Chiapas and Acre are threatened
with losing their land due to this deal.
BROKEN BRANCHES, FALLEN FRUIT: IMMIGRANTS & FAMILY IN
An in-depth look at forces that drive immigration to the United States and
how these absences are debated, negotiated and felt within families of
indigenous campesinos. A special focus on the lack of a future for
young people after Mexico withdrew its support for small farmers
in preparation for NAFTA.
Orin Langelle is Board Chair of the Global Justice Ecology Project that explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination. Langelle accepted ROCLA’s 2013 White Dove Award for the Global Justice Ecology Project.
Bill Jungels is a documentary film maker, photographer and activist focusing on issues related to workers and indigenous farmers in Mexico and Mayas of Chiapas, Mexico. He also is professor emeritus at SUNY Fredonia.