Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2012
new and classic films from the front lines of the eco-resistance
Location: 822 North A Street, Lake Worth (Friends’ Quaker Meeting House)
$10 suggested donation for the whole weekend, $5 for a single day.
Get a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the Earth First! Journal for all paying for the full weekend donation! The event is a fundraiser for the EF! Journal and will also be an opportunity to socialize with local EF!ers, purchase EF! merchandise and back issues from the Journal.
Meals and refreshments will be available
Feature Film (Saturday Night):
Who Bombed Judi Bari? – A documentary released this year on the Earth First! movement told through the story of an organizer and the 1990 car bomb attack she experienced in Oakland, CA, where her and another Earth First! Activist (the film’s director Darryl Cherney) were blamed by the FBI for bombing themselves.
The archival footage brings the story to life, driven by music from the Earth First! movement. Bari, an eloquent, brash orator with a union background, grows into a powerful environmental leader. The film’s story covers the duo’s lawsuit against the FBI, the complex history of Earth First!, the controversy of tree spiking, and the fate of the ancient redwoods.
Early 1980′s Earth First! footage conveys the thinking of the founders, such as Dave Foreman and writer Edward Abbey. Deep ecology and civil disobedience are depicted in action. As Judi scores victories, tensions grow into violence, including death threats and, ultimately, the government’s curious and convoluted reasoning to accuse them of the bombing committed against them.