ELEMENTAL

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature, confronting the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. The film follows Rajendra Singh, a former Indian government official, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river. Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. In northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent. And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harmon finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming.

Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.

Co-Directed Produced Co-Composed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Co-Directed and Produced by Gayatri Roshan

“A rare, fresh look at environmental issues and sustainability…
Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee ties these threads together masterfully.”

-John Fink, The Film Stage

Showing in NYC at The Cinema Village on May 17th – 23rd
Showing in San Francisco at Landmark Opera on May 24th – 30th
Showing in Washington, DC at West End Cinema on May 31st – June 6th
Showing in San Rafael, CA at Rafael Film Center on May 31st – June 6th
Available on iTunes May 28th
Community Screening Kits Available May 28th
Running Time: 93 minutes

Click here to visit the Elemental website.

Click here to read an interview with Emmanual Vaughan-Lee, the Co-Director, Producer and Co-Composer of Elemental.

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature, confronting the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. The film follows Rajendra Singh, a former Indian government official on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, working to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect; Eriel Deranger, an activist from northern Canada who is struggling to fight against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida; and Jay Harman, an Australian inventor and entrepreneur who is searching for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems.
A Gallery of Images from the Filming and Production of Elemental
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