HRW Santa Barbara Film Screening at The New Vic Theater on Jan. 24, 2014
The New Vic Theater Santa Barbara, CA
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Human Rights Watch presents documentary film "Bidder 70"
Friday, January 24, 2014
4:00pm | Doors open 4:30pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion 6:30pm | Event concludes
This event is presented by: The Neda Nobari Foundation
"Bidder 70" made its international premier at the Human Rights Watch New York Film Festival and is the winner of 20 prestigious film festival awards. The film tells the story of Tim DeChristopher and his stunning act of civil disobedience in a time of global climate chaos. On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder #70, derailed the Bush administration's last minute, widely disputed federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oil and Gas lease auction, acting to safeguard thousands of acres of Utah land. Bidding $1.7 million, Tim won 22,000 acres of land with no intention to pay or drill. For his disruption of the auction, Tim was indicted on two federal charges. Tim's civil disobedience has drawn national attention to America's energy policy and criticism of the BLM's management of public lands. Refusing to compromise his principles and rejecting numerous plea offers by the prosecution, Tim sacrificed his own future to bring this vitally important issue to global attention. "Bidder 70" is Tim's story: his actions, his trial and the consequences. It is also the story of the scientists, activists, writers, and movements that influence and support his actions.
Please join us after the film for a discussion with co-producing/co-directing team Beth and George Gage, as well as Joe Amon, Director of Human Rights Watch's Health and Human Rights Division. The panel will be moderated by Victoria Riskin, Co-Chair of the Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Committee.
Recognizing that environmental conditions are inextricably linked to the realization of essential human rights including the rights to life and health, Human Rights Watch documents and exposes the human rights implications of environmental degradation. Human Rights Watch has brought environment-related human rights violations to light, and has pressed decision-makers to amend abusive policies and practices.
For further information, please contact Keely Badger at (310) 477-5540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is free, however RSVP is required by January 21, 2014.
Friday Jan 24, 2014 4:00 PM - Friday Jan 24, 2014 6:30 PM | Free
The New Vic Theater (View)
33 W Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101