Transition Town Charlotte is pleased to show Woman at War, an Icelandic film by Benedikt Erlingsson on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center. Popcorn and drinks offered. $5 donation appreciated. Discussion to follow. It was the official selection at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
The description provided by the filmmaker:
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
Transition Town Charlotte is a Vermont non-profit working to: Kindle a loving presence in our community; Reduce our overall energy use; Shift from unsafe and declining fossil fuel resources to safe and renewable energy sources; Enhance the heart and soul of what we love most about our community–even as we face the end of the Age of Cheap and Abundant Oil; Re-localize our economy so the Lake Champlain region can increase its green-collar jobs and become more capable of producing many of the vital goods and services we need to survive and thrive in the years ahead. Learn more at their website.
If you have questions, contact Ruah Swennerfelt, (802) 425-3377.