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Drilling Mora County Screening / Fundraiser – Farmington
January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DRILLING MORA COUNTY
Topic: The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran tell the story of what happened there.
Funding and Partners: The Levinson Foundation working with the Mora County Economic Development Corporation. Other potential partners include The Healy Foundation and a Generosity campaign www.generosity.com/
“David Luis Leal Cortez’s documentary on the Mora County citizen grassroots effort to assert their rights to quality life–health, clean air, water, a quality future for their children. And in doing so, the country government passed a new law that sent the oil and gas industries scurrying away to grab bigger guns.
This is David’s monumental work to distill the seven year citizen effort. A salty juxtaposition to John Nichols’ “Milagro Bean field War” footage. He makes his point well. And in conjunction with Frank Water’s “People of the Valley,” it is apparent that the people of Mora County are tenacious with clear values of what matters in a good life well lived.
Thank you David for your perseverance and dedication. Gracias,” Kathleen Dudley
Director Producer Editor David Luis Leal Cortez. David is a writer, filmmaker and former political operative, who has worked on local, state, and national campaigns. He is from the Washington, DC area and graduated from the College of Santa Fe in Moving Image Arts. He has worked with art collectives like American Dust and Meow Wolf. http://livetaos.com/
Recent interview with David Luis Leal Cortez on Santa Fe’s KSFR Cinema Scope with Stu Goswick. The show reports on New Mexico based filmmakers. http://
Video trailer links on social media and vimeo: https://vimeo.com/
second trailer here https://m.youtube.com/
Social media page link here.