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Related Categories: East Bay | Environment & Forest Defense View other events for the week of 7/12/2018
The Reluctant Radical, film showing and Q&A
Date Thursday July 12
Time 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Ave., Richmond
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJanet Johnson
A climate change film like no other, THE RELUCTANT RADICAL is an intimate character portrait of valve turner Ken Ward, who puts everything on the line in his fight to stave off climate change. Using cinéma vérité storytelling, the film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling—even if that means breaking the law.

The film follows Ken for a year and a half, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016 and the ensuing trial that threatened to put him behind bars for twenty years.

Ken will be join us for a Q&A via Zoom after the screenings. Sunflower Alliance will contribute net proceeds from the events to the Valve Turners legal defense fund.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS (sliding scale)
Richmond: https://bpt.me/3483033;
Oakland: https://bpt.me/3489485
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 9:12 PM