The Society of International Affairs in Gothenburg welcomes you to a free film screening, open for everyone!
Note the change of venue!
On December 19, 2008 Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM 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, Tim 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.
Two months later, incoming Interior Secretary Ken Salazar invalidated the auction. DeChristopher, however, was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
With the threat of prison looming, DeChristopher stepped up his activism and evolved into a charismatic and ingenious climate justice leader. He co-founded Peaceful Uprising, a grass-roots group dedicated to defending a livable future through empowering non-violent action.
Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side.
After the screening you are very welcome to join us in a nearby pub to hang out and discuss the movie.
Free for everyone.
Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica:
Göteborg, Sprängkullsgatan 25
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