Environmental Activist or Eco-Terrorist?! You Decide.
This is the story of college student Tim DeChristopher, who decided to disrupt a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land slated for oil and gas leases. Tim entered the auction hall, registered as bidder #70, and outbid industry giants on land parcels winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted. For this action, Tim was incarcerated for 21 months.
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience which would redefine patriotism in our time and ignite a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side. Take action at bidder70film.com.
Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who focuses on “eco-terrorism,” the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. His reporting and commentary have appeared in The Washington Post, NPR, Vice, and Rolling Stone.
Will’s book, Green Is The New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege, awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit”, documents the scare tactics used by the government, often in concert with large corporations, against even patently non-violent activist groups, which they dub “animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists.”
Celebrate as Reel and Meal Turns 6 with Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition. Chef Maria is making a special vegan cake for the festivities!