Crying Earth Rise Up

Suree Towfighnia/2015/57 min/Water

ENGLISH SOUNDTRACK WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES: When Debra White Plume’s drinking water tests high for radiation, she sets out to determine the cause. What she finds alarms her. A nearby uranium mining operation is extracting ore from deep in the ground by tapping the High Plains/Ogllala Aquifer, a huge underground cache of water covering 174,000 square miles from Texas to South Dakota which supplies drinking water to 82 percent of the people who live within the aquifer boundary. The mine's planned expansion further threatens the aquifer. Learn more at Crying Earth Rise Up!

Tuesday, March 7, 7-9 p.m. [Dupage County]
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Room HSC 1234, Glen Ellyn

Arrive early (6P) to enjoy a watershed display by SCARCE and the College of DuPage Environmental Club. Stay for a post-film Q&A with filmmaker Sharon Karp. River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club will also be present to share information and concrete opportunities for action.