Director: Beth Gage, George Gage
Writer(s): Beth Gage
Running Time: 73 Minutes
Playing one night only as part of the Common Experience Project on Sustainability Series:
Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00
Panel and audience discussion to follow screening
In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher decided to monkey-wrench the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill. For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sent to federal prison. Beth and George Gage’s new documentary BIDDER 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose patriotism and willingness to sacrifice have ignited the climate justice movement. This is a powerful film that will inspire students to question their commitment to the world and to fight against global injustices.