“Dear President Obama,” narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, is a new film that reveals the true costs of Obama’s energy policy. Since 2008 under Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed. As a result, today more than 20 million people live within a mile of an oil or gas well. Pro-drillers argued that this new “black gold” rush would create energy independence for the United States. Meanwhile, development of new renewable energy sources has stalled, and new threats are being posted to our water, environment and health.
Three years in the making, “Dear President Obama” documents the contamination of our environment, shares victims’ stories, exposes the false promises of an economic boom, and focuses on clean-energy solutions. This important film calls upon the president to change course away from fracking and toward a renewable energy future. Here in the Bay Area there are two screenings in Berkeley and San Francisco (as part of the Green Film Fest). The Berkeley screening is free. The film (running time 105 minutes) is followed by a panel discussion at both screenings.
SF PANEL DISCUSSION WITH: Jon Bowermaster, director/producer, “Dear President Obama“; Kassie Siegel, Senior Counsel, Climate Law Institute at the Center for Biological Diversity; Mark Schlosberg, National Organizing Director, Food & Water Watch; hosted by Greg Dalton, Climate One.
BERKELEY PANEL DISCUSSION WITH: Jon Bowermaster, director/producer, “Dear President Obama”; Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity; Ella Teevan, Food & Water Watch; Kristy Drutman, UC Berkeley Student, Students Against Fracking campaign; hosted by UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC).
Where and When
3117 16th St. at Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sunday, April 17, 5:30 pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Rm 310, Main Level
2594 Hearst St. @ Leroy Ave.
Monday, April 18, 6 pm