september, 2020

28sep(sep 28)7:00 pm29(sep 29)8:30 pmMy Country No More

Event Details

Please join us for the first film in the Rural Cinema Series: Heroes of Our Time on September 28th and 29th. The first film in the 5-part film series is My Country No More.  We are excited to partner with Working Films and the Paradise Theatre to bring you this critically important film.


Following the rise and fall of the new American oil boom, My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life.  Between 2011 – 2016, drilling for oil in America reached an unprecedented peak, setting off a modern day gold rush in one of the most rural communities in the country: Trenton, North Dakota. Kalie Rider and her older brother Jed are both striving to rebuild farming in their family, having suffered the foreclosure of their parents’ farm during the traumatic 1980s farm crisis. When their uncle Roger makes a decision to sell off his land it sets off a domino effect of industrialization in Trenton. Now, with the church being eyed for a diesel refinery, the community becomes divided by competing interests. While Jed faces the possibility of having to uproot his young family and move away, Kalie learns to organize and resist.


This event is made possible by a grant from Working Films to bring educational films around environmental justice/injustice to rural communities. This is the first film in a curated film series that will take place in September, November, December 2020 and January 2021. Each film will build upon the other in a series that explores drivers behind environmental injustice (in our case oil and gas development in sensitive areas), the political and economic resistance to action, and the solutions and heroes of our time (not who you might expect).


Suggested donation: $10.


Film #1: My Country No More

Monday, September 28, 2020 

7pm  Paradise Theatre, Discussion with film star Kalie Rider afterwards

Limited theatre capacity.

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For those not comfortable going to the theatre, we have enabled an online screening the following night,

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 

7pm Online Screening, Discussion with film Co-director Rita Baghdadi afterwards

Information to access the online film event will be provided after registration.


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28 (Monday) 7:00 pm - 29 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm MT


Virtual Online Workshop


Citizens for a Healthy Community and The Learning Council

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