Link TV Rebroadcasts Refuge Special
Refuge at Risk, a special about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, was rebroadcast on satellite TV network Link TV on October 11 and 12. Future broadcast dates will be announced on OilonIce.org.
The edited version of the 90-minute live discussion program explores the dramatic struggle to save Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge at Risk is part talk show, part artistic journey. It assembles a panel of environmental and energy experts, naturalists and conservation activists against a backdrop of stunning photographic portraits of the Arctic landscape. Doug McConnell, best known as the host of "Bay Area Back Roads", led the discussion.
Guests include Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club; Adeline Peter Raboff, writer, activist and a Neets¹aii Gwich¹in Indian from Arctic Village; and award-winning photographer Subhankar Banerjee, who provides exquisite photographs from his book, "Seasons of Life and Land." The second half of the program features Severin Borenstein, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy and Director of the Energy Institute at UC Berkeley; and Richard Hart local TV reporter, and electric car enthusiast.
Collaborating Producers, Dale Djerassi and Steven Michelson provide clips from their work in progress, the documentary "Oil on Ice".
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About Oil on Ice
OIL ON ICE (www.oilonice.org) is a multi-faceted media project about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the conflict over drilling for oil there. The one-hour documentary film, WebDVD and Website examine the battle over one of America’s last great wild places, which is currently at the center of a national energy debate. OIL ON ICE shows how the fate of the refuge is inextricably linked to decisions our nation makes about energy policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. And as the film concludes, the culture and livelihood of the native Gwich’in Indians and the survival of migratory wildlife are caught in the balance.