CInema Politica Fredericton screens Bidder 70-FR

Event Date(s):
January 10, 2014
Time(s):
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Category:
Fredericton
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

Friday, Jan. 10: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Bidder 70.

Bidder 70 screens Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton.

This is a story about the power of direct action, featuring climate activist Tim DeChristopher, who stopped a land grab by the U.S. oil and gas industry. DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases. Not content to merely protest outside, He entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted.

Discussion to follow with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the Council of Canadians Fredericton Chapter. Free film. Donations welcome to pay for filmmaking that informs and inspires social change.

Cinema Politica Fredericton is supported by UNB's Dept. of Culture & Language Studies and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.

Trailer:
http://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/fredericton/bidder-70

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Contact:
Fredericton@cinemapolitica.org

Building: off campus

Contact:

Sophie Lavoie
1 506 458 7469
lavoie@unb.ca