40PNPB Film Screening
| POSTPONED: New Date - Tuesday, January 30th • 5:30-7:30 |
In conjunction with InLiquid's 40PNPB Programming, we will be hosting a film screening featuring a double feature by local filmmaker Ben Kalina. The two films shown are A River Reborn and Higher Ground.
Ben Kalina will be present for a Q&A after the screening, and light refreshments will be provided!
InLiquid’s 40th Parallel North Preservation Brigade or 40PNPB for short, believes that art and community can help our neighbors come together to strengthen personal and collective resilience in the face of anxiety, fear, and dread that surround the issue of climate change and our future. It takes the focus hyper-local to our neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia which sits on the longitudinal circle known as the 40th Parallel North.
About A River Reborn
As the Little Conemaugh River winds through the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, it forms the backbone of a region with a legacy of industrial might. And like a scribe, the river carries the weight of that history - mile after mile devoid of life, poisoned by toxic pollution from countless abandoned coal mines. Generations of residents and neighbors have turned their back on the river, believing the damage to be irreversible and scolding their children for playing in its orange waters. But a decade-long effort from a coalition of local groups has begun to reveal a different future for the Little Conemaugh and for other rivers in Pennsylvania and beyond. A River Reborn tells the story of the rebirth of the Little Conemaugh, and what it says about our ability to fix what might have been lost forever.
About Higher Ground
Higher Ground follows the long history of flooding in Eastwick (a South Philadelphia neighborhood) and Camden, and how to tackle the changes needed to implement and improve their urban environment.