Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film and activism with a world premiere of:
Denial – Derek Hallquist is an earnest young filmmaker who wants to get to the bottom of the energy debate. How is the world going to become a truly responsible consumer of energy? Is it even possible? While searching for answers, Derek decides to make a film about power and the ways it is generated, transmitted, consumed, and misused. He is motivated by the access he has through his father, David, the CEO of a Vermont electric utility and a growing presence on the national energy scene. Together, father and son film at coal plants, walk through wind farms, visit Congress, and reveal fundamental flaws in America’s energy system. But what begins as a straightforward exploration of energy use and abuse is soon derailed by a staggering family secret, one that forces Derek and David to turn their attention toward a much more personal crisis. (2016, 1 hr 32 min)
Co-presented with NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Now in its 6th year, the annual Workers Unite Film Festival brings together activists, academics and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds for a celebration of social justice and the arts. Through dozens of documentary screenings, community forums, and interactive events across New York City, the festival provides working people with a platform to tell their stories while leading a movement for meaningful change.