Friday Film Pick: Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

0 Posted by - June 7, 2013 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Screen


This week’s FFP is a new one-hour documentary by Garrett Graham (in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade) about the direct action efforts of activists in Texas, who try to stop construction of the planned Alberta tar sands pipeline. There is some seriously heavy-handed narration at the beginning, but if you can get through that, the film eases into more observational and testimonial style of filmmaking that is solid. BLOCKADIA is a film about an important fight against the disgusting oil and gas industry and the Canadian and American politicians who have no regard for the environment. It’s also an important testament to the need for direct action activism. Without people throwing their bodies into the cogs, we’d just be left with online petitions and marches. Kudos to every single person who stands up to these kinds of injustices at great risk and sacrifice. Enjoy!

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