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Film “Invisible Hand” and post premiere discussion

Jan 21, 2022 | Arts, Democracy, Rights of Nature | 0 comments

From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature Movement,  a “plot-twisting, eye-opening” story about the current global battle between capitalism and democracy where the fight for our survival is at stake.

Here is the official trailer, published in 2020.

Ruffalo joined a public discussion immediately after the premiere screening on September 4, 2020, with the film’s award-winning directors, Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa Troutman. Also featured in the documentary, degawëno:da’s (he who thunderz) of the Wolf Clan, Seneca Nation of Indians and Markie Miller, with Toledoans For Safe Water. The group opened up with a Q&A and talk about how this movement can actually create the systemic cultural change we need.

INVISIBLE HAND is a term inherited from economic rhetoric about the unseen force that “balances” the worldwide marketplace. Public Herald borrows this term for a series of exposés that make visible how the public is managing the external costs of our current free-market economy.

Through the lens of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in one of the largest fossil fuel extraction zones in the United States, we uncover a series of stories that challenge our conventional views of economy, human rights and Democracy. Public Herald released  INVISIBLE HAND, the world’s first documentary film, about ‘Rights of Nature’ rising out of the exploitation of capitalism — the defining battle of our times between democracy and corporations.

Due to Covid, the premiere of Invisible Hand was virtual. The entire film and the stellar panel discussion are all here for your viewing. (3:22) September 4, 2020.

For more on the film visit the website for upcoming events or to reserve your own screening/DVD:

This article originally posted September 12, 2020.


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