Short Films, Storytelling and Mapping Expose Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
YOU ARE HERE is an organizing campaign using short films and participatory mapping to expose dirty energy infrastructure. YOU ARE HERE launched in New York, where despite a ban on fracking, more than 137 natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, frack waste, and storage facilities are still proposed, under construction or in operation. We teamed up with The Sane Energy Project, FracTracker Alliance, and dozens of community based organizations to tour the films and facilitate personal storytelling about residents’ experiences while living and working near these sites. These stories connect the dots and populate the YOU ARE HERE map.
YOU ARE HERE is moving to more states in 2017. Want to find out more or collaborate to bring YOU ARE HERE to where you are? Contact Andy Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The best part for me was the new people the films attracted who haven't participated in protests, meetings, or forums before. I spoke to people who said they had no idea about the pipelines going on across the state. It was a real wake up. The films were very powerful and well received. I found them moving, informative and re-energizing. They combined the right dose of information and compassion, horror and hope."Maura Stephens, Co-founder of the Coalition to Protect NY
“The fact that Working Films was so on the ball with doing all the administration and organizing was amazing. I had so many other projects happening at the same time, but this allowed me to just bring my strengths to it, knowing the communities and then getting to take the ball and just run with it once the tour started. I'm grateful for Working Films’ coordination on conference calls, venues, etc. It was a very positive experience!"Kim Fraczek, Co-director of Sane Energy Project