Necessity: Oil, Water & Climate Resistance

30 Mar 2020
Dr. Tracey Skillington speaking after the screening of 'Necessity'

Prof. Jan Haaken presented an advance screening of her latest film, Necessity: Oil, Water & Climate Resistance. It was shown on Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 6pm in the lecture theatre at St. John’s Central College, Cork. 

There was a Q&A session afterwards with Prof. Jan Haaken, Dr. Tracey Skillington, and Dr. Paul Bolger. Dr. Skillington, the author of Climate Justice & Human Rights and Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice, is a lecturer at Department of Sociology & Criminology, UCC. Dr. Bolger is manager of Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork.

This event was collaboration between Women Producing MediaDepartment of Sociology & Criminology, UCCEnvironment Research Institute UCC, and St. John’s Central College, Cork.


NECESSITY traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. Home to much of the world’s precious freshwater resources, the state is also the site of expanding oil industry infrastructure. The film follows indigenous activists and non-indigenous allies in their resistance to the pipelines traversing native lands and essential waterways.  Necessity was selected as a project of the Doc Society’s Climate Story Lab in New York City, July 2019.


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