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GROUNDSWELL RISING: PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN'S AIR AND WATER, directed by Renard Cohen
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3 p.m.
Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas
Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Film Series

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with film director, Renard Cohen, and others; as well as a musical reception with Mr. Cohen.  Refreshments provided. Information: Dan Wassink, 316-284-5880 or dwassink@bethelks.edu
 
Groundswell Rising gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David vs. Goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas. These individuals from all walks of life decry the energy extraction process known as fracking that puts profits over people. This provocative film investigates the health and environmental reasons behind the opposition while tracking a people's movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

"Groundswell Rising delivers its arguments with a canny mixture of facts and emotion. But however you stand on the issue, you're likely to be moved by the film's portraits of grassroots activists managing to make their voices heard despite the opposition of major corporations and the big money at their disposal." (Hollywood Reporter May 19, 2015)
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Film Preview and Musical Reception: Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children's Air and Water,
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3 p.m.

Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S Lorraine Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
 
Renard Cohen, co-producer/director of Groundswell Rising, who has been producing award winning television for over twenty years, will be in Wichita Saturday to speak about this film. Clips from the film will be shown. Renard Cohen is a singer/songwriter and will perform at the event along with other musicians. Refreshments provided. Information:  Dan Wassink, 316-284-5880 or dwassink@bethelks.edu