Bidder 70

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In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher monkey-wrenched the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill. For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Bidder 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose willingness to sacrifice has ignited the climate justice movement. Included on this official DVD is a special bonus feature: an extended question and answer session with Tim at the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City, following his release from prison.

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  • 80

    Village Voice

    Tim DeChristopher, proves a fascinating subject for Beth and George Gage's new documentary.

  • 75

    Slant Magazine

    Without being didactic, the documentary demonstrates how an ordinary concerned citizen can take a stand when politicians neglect to make decisions for the good of the people and in...

  • 55

    NPR Mark Jenkins

    DeChristopher's primary concern is climate change, which is no small issue. But Bidder 70 would be more compelling if it had used the U.S. government's assault on the ad hoc activi...

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