My new documentary, Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade, is now being circulated around the internet and showing up in some really cool places. This post at Grist by Susie Cagle was particularly laudable: Tar Sands Blockaders tell their own story in a new documentary
“If this past Sunday’s Forward on Climate rally showed a lot of love for President Obama, it showed even more for the nonviolent direct action going down in East Texas. Throughout the day, activists blockading construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline received big support from even the most law-abiding demonstrators.
But though their civil disobedience might seem mainstream within the climate movement, the blockaders are taking some seriously big risks out there, and a new documentary shows just how big. The nearly hour-long film by Garrett Graham was produced in collaboration with the blockaders and includes footage they shot themselves, from some places where journalists might fear to tread lest, you know, pepper-spray, choke-holds, etc.”
My documentary film has also been screened publicly at numerous locations across the country. I owe everyone who organized these screenings a big “Thank You” and I welcome anyone who wishes to show Blockadia Rising to download the film here.
I have tried to make note of what groups organized the screenings, but many of them where put together by individuals. Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed the movie.
Past Screenings of Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade:
@ The University of North Texas: Denton, Texas
@ Stephen F. Austin University: Nacogdoches, Texas
@ Texas A&M University: College Station, Texas
@ Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church: Carrolton, Texas
Democratic Socialists of America @ East Side Social Center: Houston, Texas
@ Logan Square Library: Chicago Illinois
@ Mudlark Public Theater: New Orleans, Louisiana
@ Lancaster Ave Autonomous Space: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
@ Auraria Campus: Denver, Colorado
@ The University of Oregon: Eugene, Oregon
@ Hampshire College: Amherst, Massachusetts
Katuah Earth First! @ Firestorm Cafe: Asheville, North Carolina
Cinema Politica @ St. Johns: Newfoundland, Canada