IMPACT 2012 is A Festival of Political Art presented by Culture Project in NYC.
In addition to the great films slated for this week - Gasland, a documentary about the dangers of fracking and Crude, a real-life high stakes corporate legal drama against a backdrop of the environmental movement - they've added a few new screenings to this week’s programming:
Last Call at the Oasis (Wed. Aug 1, 9:15pm) presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world in this century, and also illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and depicts communities already struggling with its ill-effects.
King Corn (Fri. Aug 3, 6pm) is a feature documentary about two friends who plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat – and how we farm.
Also of note, most of the events are now on a pay-what-you-will system, to allow all interested the opportunity to attend the events.