Power Paths, a film by Bo Boudart, chronicles the efforts of several tribes as they fight to end theharmful use of coal and work to bring clean, renewable energy projects into their communities,including wind and solar power. As Power Paths reveals, many Native American tribes are not waitingfor the government to act. Instead, they are actively seeking investors and a way to control their ownenergy and sell the rest to the power companies.
As the nation at large struggles to disengage itself from the chains of fossil-fuel-based economy, Power Paths signals cause for hope that an alternative is not somewhere in the future, but possible right now. The Executive Producer of Power Paths is Steve Michelson. On-line assembly and color correction at The Ranch were required prior to delivery to Independent Lens and PBS.
This DVD includes:
Bonus interviews on how to move forward on renewable and sustainable energy sources, with national and local leaders.
Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Winona LaDuke, Native American Sustainable Values Pat Spears, Wind Energy on Tribal Lands Prof. Dan Kammen, U.S. Leadership for a New Energy Policy
The Citizen Action Guide on the DVD-ROM sector includes information on the full lifecycle of coal and its effects, from the mines to the power plants to use fossil fuels in homes. The Guide also contains downloadable educational resources and materials to learn how to become engaged in efforts to promote alternative energy and reduce our own energy consumption.
Running Time: 56 minutes
Chapter Selection and Special Features
Gr. 9-Adult Closed Captioned
A film by Bo Boudart
"Power Paths is a powerful and revealing documentary that addresses balance between conservation and preservation at a level that effects Native Americans...but has larger-reaching implications on us all. It's a must see." -Ed Foreman, Trail Dance Film Festival
Nominated Best Documentary - American Indian Film Festival
Official Selection - Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection - Sonoma Environmental Festival
Broadcast Nationally on PBS Independent Lens Series