Pipeline Documentary Analysis

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How does the documentary Wrenched! illustrate the roots of environmental movements? Relate the themes of the documentary to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in favor of protecting the environment of the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many federal waterways in that vicinity. How is peaceful protest different from environmental terrorism? How do industries, governments, environmental organizations, and even individual people exploit the impact of a term like " environmental terrorism" to persuade public opinion? NOTE: Both sides in many debates about environmental issues use this term against the other side! Environmental movements have started to pop up increasingly as people realize the impact that is being made on the planet and the changes…show more content…
One of the main concerns of the documentary has to do with the Glenn Canyon Dam, the dam filled part of the canyon up. This caused the creatures living in the canyon to leave or perish. The canyon was a beautiful piece of the natural environment and had much to offer as it was. Additionally, the canyon contained pieces of human history that could have been preserved. The canyon was dammed to contribute water to growing states that are unsustainable as they have continued growing as the water has depleted. This issue can be related to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, on the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The plans for the pipeline is to have it run under the tribe’s water supply (Worland). The protestors want to protect the land of the tribe, as well as their water supply. “The FBI defines eco-terrorism as the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally-oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature (Jarboe).” A peaceful protest is a way of accomplishing goals by non-violent

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