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Free Film Screening: Public Trust – The Fight for America’s Public Lands

September 23, 2020 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
West Wind Drive-In
907 S. Kellogg Ave
CA 93117
UCSB Arts & Lectures
Free Film Screening: Public Trust - The Fight for America's Public Lands @ West Wind Drive-In
Presented by Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures
In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts – a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – and makes a case for their continued protection. (David Garrett Byars, 2020, 97 min.)
Gates open at 6 PM. First come, first served. Arrive early for food trucks and concessions.
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Socially-distanced parking with room to put chairs in front of your car. Filmgoers are asked to respect the safety of fellow attendees: Please wear masks and maintain a distance of six feet from others.
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