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Bidder 70 screening at Take One Action film festival

About the film, Bidder 70
In response to huge areas of public land being sold off for oil and gas leases in Utah, nascent activist Tim DeChristopher disrupted the auctions by successfully bidding $1.7 million he didn't have for thousands of acres he wanted to preserve.
 
Arrested and threatened with prison, he defies the courts to inspire others to take action for better environmental policies, arguing that civil disobedience is one of our most powerful tools in the fight against climate change.
 
As hopeful and defiant as its protagonist, Bidder 70 is a powerful portrait of a man coming to grips with the destruction we have wrought on the planet and deciding to keep up the fight.
 
Plus Audience discussion
Stay with us after the film: all Take One Action screenings include simple, inspiring opportunities for audiences to connect and share ideas for creative and effective personal action. With representatives from Eco-Congregations and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
 
Find out more or book your ticket via http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/event/bidder-70/
 
Watch the film trailer: Bidder 70 - Trailer
 
Location: 
Filmhouse Cinema
88 Lothian Road
EH3 9BZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 
8.30pm
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