10/13/2018 @ 6:45PM
LOCATION:   Sustainable Sandhills    
GENRE:   Documentary Short

ROBESON RISES – 30 minutes

(Short Block 7)

Director: Michael Pogoloff

 Located in southeastern North Carolina, Robeson County is home to the largest indigenous population east of the Mississippi. It is one the poorest and most diverse rural counties in the country. Robeson County is also the planned terminus of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). If built, the ACP would lock the community into a fossil fuel-dependent future that threatens the already fragile air, water, land, and livelihoods of local residents. “Robeson Rises” chronicles the efforts of Robeson County residents — Native, black, brown, and white — uniting against the pipeline and advocating for a renewable future.

The Filmmaker is planning to attend and will conduct a Q&A immediately following the screening.