“A Concerned Citizen” documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a citizen activist who helped communities hit by the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater Horizon spills document long-term harm to people and wildlife and advance stronger national and state policies. Taking lessons she learned as an active concerned citizen, she developed the Ultimate Civics curriculum to empower youth and the young-at-heart to participate in their democracy. Recognizing the power of money in politics, she co-founded MoveToAmend to advocate a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and reform campaign finance laws. Witnessing health harm from oil-chemical exposures, she created a Toxic Trespass training program to strengthen environmental justice leadership under The ALERT Project. ALERT is currently suing the U.S. EPA to update the national oil spill response plan, based on science and technology.
The documentary is screening and available for download from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4 at the Global Peace Film Festival, which will be held virtually this year.
Get passes at https://peacefilmfest.org/
See GPFF’s interview with Riki Ott: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Ou-3d1OrA7PHhH-kdYojw