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Project of the Day: Stopping the Keystone XL ‘Above All Else’

Project of the Day: Stopping the Keystone XL 'Above All Else'

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Above All Else

Tweetable Logline:

How one man’s struggle to protect his family from the Keystone XL
pipeline transformed the fight against climate change in America.


Elevator Pitch:

Above All Else tells the remarkable story of a group of landowners
and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the
Keystone XL pipeline, which is slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada
to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Through their journeys, the film
tells the story of how the battle over Keystone has affected the larger
fight against climate change. The film’s characters risk financial
ruin, their personal safety, and their homes. Their stories become both
an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change
happens in America.

Production Team:

John Fiege – Director/Producer/Cinematographer


Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill, Janet MacGillvray Wallace & Paul Bassis—Executive Producers


About the Production:

“I believe that this film has the potential to transform the conversation
we are having in this country about climate change. The project thus
both illuminates the urgency of the climate crisis while also providing
an important organizing tool to empower those affected by the fossil
fuel industry.”

“It is a film about how courage and integrity are fundamental ingredients
in social change—in Texas, throughout the country, and throughout
history.” — John Fiege

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project

Film Site
Kickstarter Page (no longer active)

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