This Feature Length Theatrical Film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD Discs.
Recipient of an Award of Excellence from Impact DOCS Film Festival in La Jolla, CA, Nominated for Best Documentary at the Paris Play Film Festival and a Semi-Finalist Award at the Los Angeles CineFest, and included at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival, and the Roma Cinema DOC.
In late 2016, we completed the 98 minute feature documentary "PIPELINE FIGHTERS" featuring Jane Kleeb the XL pipeline killer, and Lorne Stockman of Oil Change International, a watch dog group, and Mekasi Camp-Horinek, a protest coordinator for Standing Rock in N.D. View trailer below.
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We ended the first year of this Series in 2015 with Episode 21 - A Special Place, and a screening at the Lyric in Blacksburg. That year's highlights included Episodes like Sacrificial Resource Zone, and Science. We also released 18 PSA's for usage on affiliate websites and for anyone who wished to submit them for television usage. We went from awareness, to citizen actions, to protests, and learned a lot along the way about the Energy Sector with it's strong arm on our politicians.
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PIPELINE - THE SERIES
Lucid Media has created this episodic documentary about the opposition to the proposed 330 mile, 42" Mountain Valley Pipeline coming from West Virginia through Virginia's New River Valley on it's way to the Transco transmission pipeline in Pittsylvania, VA.
When news of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline hit the NRV, there was no question in my mind what I could do to help. Documentary work has been my passion. I became aware of the dirty business of fracking some 6 years ago with the opening of the first Gasland documentary. It’s unfortunate that so many people have yet to see these important documentaries.
It’s my hope that by creating these visual Episodes more people will get informed and motivated into action in our back yard and beyond. We need large numbers of people to come out to events, write letters and cross over into other communities to show support to stop all three proposed pipelines. Virginia by virtue of location has been chosen as the interstate highway for the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracked gas. We lie between our damaged neighbors where fracking is taking place and the pipelines headed to the East Coast. We are the link up to move this glut of fracked gas. Our opposition can make a difference, if we stop these pipelines we can stop the fracking that is devastating the environment and people's lives.
It is no longer necessary to rely on fossil fuels. Use of wind, solar, and geothermal technologies currently in use can take this nation to zero carbon and methane emissions. The focus should be on the big picture which is climate change, all else is secondary. The monster storms experienced here and around the globe will only escalate from the continued use of fossil fuels. The accidental and intentional venting of these emissions occur in each step of the process of extraction, transmission, and storage, daily. The message to be shared with our friends here and all around the globe is that we do not have the luxury of decades to gradually switch to renewable energy. The time is now.
Keep fossil fuel in the ground!
Here is an incredible example of a unified people's holding back the Pipeline.
Winner of an Award of Merit and a Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention at the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, CA, along with a Semi-Finalist Award at the Hollywood Screenings.
"MONROE SPEAKS!" is a 47 minute documentary dedicated to one County in West Virginia that is outspoken in their fight against the Pipelines. A soulful story, told with passion.
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"SACRIFICIAL RESOURCE ZONE"
is a heartfelt journey across West Virginia, as the people speak out about the raping of their state's fossil fuel for 155 years. Now the battle is to stop multiple proposed Pipelines. This two part feature film also includes "MONROE SPEAKS!"
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A very special treat. Preserve Giles County, Virginia hosted a community fund raiser concert. Local folk artist Kat Mills opened for Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. The famous Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" was performed with audience participation and a standing ovation.
The production company owned by Marino Colmano, an independent Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Still Photographer, and Writer has five decades of experience in film, video and multi-media. Marino has produced numerous live action productions for Universal Pictures, MCA-TV, Warner Bros., Castle Rock, TriStar, MGM, DISNEY, and Twentieth Century Fox, and is the recipient of 30 International Film Festival Awards, and two Telly Awards. Since relocating to Blacksburg from Los Angeles in 2009, Marino is still producing movies, art photography, portfolios, website design and other media creation.
We are very grateful for those who have volunteered and contributed elements.
Freda Ascot - Co-Writer/Narrator, Associate Producer & Editorial Consultant; Original Music by the following; KT Vandyke - Michael Kovick - The Commons - Kat Mills - Melissa Reaves - Jerry Garcia & David Crisom - Laura Beth & Clover Hollow - Tom Williams & Bob Grubel - Reza. L. Kayla Bancroft - Research Assistant; Bob Donnan - Aerial Photographs; Ed Wade Jr. - Fracking & Pipeline Photographs; Terry Wild Stock Photography; Scott Cannon - Rob Wilson Photography, ND. Video/Stills and many others you will note in the on screen credits.
All additional source materials are used with permission, public domain, or as Fair Use under 17 USC § 107, as well as stock footage houses.
We encourage your community to schedule group screenings to enhance awareness and call the public to action.
Together we can educate the public, while giving a voice to the vulnerable communities. Direct action is necessary.
“Monroe Speaks!” has been screened at the following locations:
James Monroe High School, Lindside, WV, Nov 17, 2015
Lewis Theatre, Lewisburg, WV, Nov. as feature 76 minutes
Ballard, First Missionary Baptist Church, March 22, 2016
Gap Mills Community Center, March 29, 2016
Wayside Community Building, March 31, 2016
Lindside Senior Center, April 4, 2016
Sweet Springs Rescue Squad, April 6, 2016
Marie Ruritan Building, April 7, 2016
Alderson Senior Center, April 9, 2016
Ritz Theatre, Hinton WV, April 28, 2016, as a 76 minute feature
“Stop Environmental Predation,” Pipeline Trailer & Episode 21
along with Coal Ash Stories excerpt, March 24, 2016
“Stop Environmental Predation,” Pipeline short movie of 42 minutes
Lafayette United Methodist Church, March 29, 2016
"Sacrificial Resource Zone," the West VA feature then at 90 minutes
Sustainability Week Filmmaker Night at the YMCA in Blacksburg, VA Sept. 19, 2016
"Pipeline Fighters" premiere screenings at The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA on Feb, 16, 2017.
"Pipeline Fighters" at The Grandin Theater in Roanoke, VA on March 28th, 2017, 7PM.
Frack-Tose Intolorent at Pink's Farm Monroe, West VA.
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