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  • Sit back and enjoy the movie with your community.



Director John Fiege will be on tour with the film over the next year, visiting schools, organizations and communities across North America. 

Click HERE if you want to bring John and the film to your University. 

Quotes from academic scholars:

"Above All Else tells a really important story, the story of one of the crucial fountain heads of resistance to the fossil fuel industry as folks came down across the heartland, bringing this pipe behind them, thinking they were going to run this pipeline easily to the Gulf...they sure didn't expect people in Texas were going to stand up and people did stand up. Their resistance was remarkable, it gave heart to people around the country and around the world, as we take on this industry and try to show how its depredations are wrecking people, places, communities around the world. There's no clearer example, no firmer example of standing up than what's been going on along the route of Keystone South. So many thanks to the people that stood up there, and so many thanks to these filmmakers for chronicling that story so it can be used to inspire people in every corner of this planet, in the greatest fight we've ever gotten into." 

        -Bill McKibben                                                                                                                                                       Schumman Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, Founder,, Author, The End of Nature                                                                                                 

“In Above All Else, John Fiege tells the story of reluctant activist David Daniel with quiet intensity. The film is unforgettable  -- beautiful, troubling, and hopeful."

        -Adam Rome                                                                                                                                                        Professor of History and English, University of Delaware, Author, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The film brings to life the inspiring stories of everyday people striving to protect their land, families, and livelihoods from the Keystone XL pipeline. The struggle against the pipeline has emerged as one of the galvanizing issues for the growing climate movement. At once provocative and enraging, Above All Else is most of all a haunting and beautiful film.”

       -Robert Wilson                                                                                                                                                   Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Author, Seeking Refuge: Birds and Landscapes of the Pacific Flyway


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ABOVE ALL ELSE reveals the hidden story of how the Keystone XL pipeline battle in East Texas built a community of resistance to the climate crisis in America.