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Reel Earth Film Fest: Bidder 70


Sat 14 Nov 2015, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Children 12 & Under: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: reelearthfilmfest

(Beth & George Gage, USA, 2012, 73min)

“At this point of unimagineable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like”

Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70.

Not content to merely protest ‘outside’, Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah oil and gas lease auction in 2008 by entering the auction hall and registering as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted.

Tim’s actions effectively safeguarded thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases, however two months later, the auction was invalidated and Tim was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

Follow Tim DeChristopher’s courageous and ingenious journey of civil disobedience as, with the threat of prison looming, he steps up his activism, evolving into a charismatic and ingenious climate justice leader.

“This is not going away.”

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