On Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 PM, the Naro Cinema on Colley Avenue in Norfolk will be showing a superb documentary, "Oil on Ice" that takes a heart-rending in-depth look at the current issue of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the larger contexts that the corporate media seldom mentions--including the Gwich'in people and their total dependence upon the Caribou migrations, the appalling destruction in the areas of the north shore where drilling is allowed, the contemptible behavior of Alaska's bought-out politicians, the continuing tragedy of Prince William Sound, 15 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. A direct correlation is made between the need to tap the last reserves of oil in the world and the lack of a national energy conservation policy.
After the one-hour film, author Mike D'Orso, host of Naro's Tuesday night series "New Non-Fiction Film" will show pics from his winter living with these native peoples above the Arctic Circle and doing research fort his new book.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself more deeply with "the American Serengeti," and to find out why the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations are leading the fight against the Bush regime's determination to sell out this national treasure to the oil industry. Please pass it on!