Day 2 of the Earth First! Film Fest in Florida

1 Dec
Get yer radical holiday EF! merch at the Earth First! Film Fest

Get yer radical holiday EF! merch at the Earth First! Film Fest

We have an awesome lineup of some radical, entertaining, visual awesomeness! People are coming in from all over and we already have a handful of Earth First!ies crashing in our EF! Journal office (thanks for working in the garden friends!).

So bring yerself over here to see these incredible movies on a big screen, eat food, and hangout with folks.

We also have a zine library sale, slingshot organizers, shirts, and other merch, just in time for the season of radical gift giving!

 

SCHEDULE

6:00pm: A Silent Forest

The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS’ The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who explores the unknown and possibly disastrous consequences of improperly tested GE methods.

6:45pm: Crude

Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. The inside story of the infamous “Amazon Chernobyl” case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking, exploring a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

8:00pm: Who Bombed Judi Bari

On May 24 in 1990, a bomb blew up in the car of two of the most prominent Earth First! redwood activists: Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney – while they were driving through Oakland, CA on an organizing tour for Redwood Summer. The FBI and Oakland Police immediately accused the pair of carrying their own bomb and of being environmental terrorists.

9:30pm: The Big Trees

A classic Kirk Douglas film (1952) about a group of Quakers fighting to protect the ancient redwood forest where they live and worship a profit-hungry timber baron

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4 Responses to “Day 2 of the Earth First! Film Fest in Florida”

  1. lori December 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I think this event sounds awesome and a wonderful way to celebrate and continue to learn from our recent past and victories, but I think this particular post comes across a tad insular in that it doesn’t even say which state the event is in or where it’s even located. Please consider this simply a friendly reminder that we all need to work to keep these things in check. New folks stumble upon websites and projects daily, and they might not be hip to the details. Or, if this was just a mistake, my apologies!

  2. Angela December 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    By clicking on the other links I figured out that you are in Florida. I would love to see these films but it’s a long way from Vancouver. Do you know if they available elsewhere?

    • EF! J Collective December 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Sorry about that! Our mistake. A post from one day earlier included the location and links to all the details. This was really intended to simply be an update.

      Most. if not all, of these films can be found in DVD through an online search of the title or the groups who produced them, they may also be online for download or streaming. If there is one you are not able to locate, get back in touch and we can try to put you in touch with our source for the film.

  3. Angela December 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for all you do and spreading the word.

    Here are the websites for Crude: http://www.crudethemovie.com/

    Who Bombed Judi Bari? http://whobombedjudibari.com/

    and you can watch A Silent Forest here:

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