TRANS PECOS: A CAUTIONARY TALE OF A PIPELINE AND THE TAKING OF TEXAS LAND
With an insider and a group of facilitators, this is a film that sets out to uncover the truth of the Trans Pecos Pipeline. It is a 42", natural gas line slated to run through the Big Bend region of West Texas. It is massive in comparison to a pipe meant for public use, larger than the Keystone XL and running 143 miles through one of the most pristine areas in the states. Due to convoluted state law, the company is using eminent domain to take land from non-compliant, U.S. landowners in order to transfer the gas to Mexico without a single U.S customer of the natural gas. It is a cautionary tale of private gain over public loss while infringing on land rights, human rights and water rights. This is a story about how one gas pipeline in far west Texas could offer enough transparency to act as a conduit of change between informed citizens and those in power deciding our future energy use.
SCREENING: Crowley Theater - FRI 7/15 - 2:30 PM
Influenced and informed by time spent with indigenous cultures in multiple countries, photographer and filmmaker, Nicol Ragland, has undertaken an exploration into humanity’s relationship to the wild, resulting in the multimedia project ‘Wolf Birds’. An avid environmentalist advocating for social justice, Ragland has aligned her work to serve numerous non-profit organizations including Global Service Corps. Of Tanzania, Heifer International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Millennium Village of Rwanda, World Neighbors, The Cine Institute of Haiti and, currently, The Big Bend Conservation Alliance.
Director: Nicol Ragland
DP : David McMurry
Producer / Sound : James Payne
Editor: Amy Janes
Supervising Editor: Daniela Kon
( DP, Producer / Sound isn’t solidified as we’re locking folks in within
the next month )