Join Mark Ruffalo and directors Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman for the virtual world premiere of INVISIBLE HAND on September 4th, 2020 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. They will be joined by cast to take questions or comments from the public. Visit www.invisiblehandfilm.com to reserve tickets and watch the latest trailer.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2020

Mark Ruffalo narrates a new documentary that critics call a “paradigm shifting” story about the global battle between Nature and society. Ruffalo, who signed on with Public Herald Studios as Executive Producer of INVISIBLE HAND in 2016, has spent years as a water defender and environmental advocate. “More and more, we are waking up to the fact that the world around us is being poisoned,” Ruffalo said. “The water, air and land have become toxic dumps, and the law is rigged against us.” 

Covering the Rights of Nature movement that began in Pennsylvania, USA in 2006, spread around the globe, and is now coming back home, INVISIBLE HAND weaves together fights in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the international fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota, and the adoption of Rights of Nature into Ecuador’s national constitution. Cradled in both Haudenosaunee prophecy and free market economic theory, the result is a film that asks, “If a corporation has rights, why can’t an ecosystem?” 

“Our legal system is rigged to commodify Nature, to favor private property above Life,” said INVISIBLE HAND co-writer & director Melissa Troutman. “It’s a system that makes it perfectly legal to harm innocent people without their consent and threaten the survival of the planet.”

Co-writer and director Joshua Pribanic says, “INVISIBLE HAND is about witnessing the elephant in the room before it’s extinct. It’s showing us that, when face-to-face with the harmful effects of capitalism and our current way of life, Rights of Nature becomes the battle cry. My hope is that wherever you are, this film can speak to your fight.”

“People are adapting to these perils in daring and creative ways – and winning,” Ruffalo added. “INVISIBLE HAND shows how to fight the forces that put profit above all else while addressing the root cause of our flawed system.” 


Join Mark Ruffalo and directors Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman for the virtual world premiere of INVISIBLE HAND on September 4th, 2020 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. They will be joined by cast to take questions or comments from the public. Visit www.invisiblehandfilm.com to reserve tickets and watch the latest trailer.

Who will speak for Nature?

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CONTACT: Director Melissa Troutman, melissa@publicherald.org, 724-388-0464

**A pre-release screener of the film will be available to writers on August 23rd. Images are available here; please credit © Invisible Hand / Public Herald and use captions where appropriate.**