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Author: Tim DeChristopherBeth GageGeorge GagePaul PilotGage & Gage Productions,All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : First-Run Features, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Tim DeChristopher
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim DeChristopher; Beth Gage; George Gage; Paul Pilot; Gage & Gage Productions,; First-Run Features (Firm),
OCLC Number: 829393763
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: DVD release of the 2012 documentary.
Special feature: Q & A with Tim DeChristopher, previews of other First Run Features releases.
Credits: Director of photography, George Gage ; editor, Ryan Suffern ; original music, Paul Pilot.
Performer(s): Featuring Tim DeChristopher.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; NTSC; 5.1 audio.
Other Titles: Bidder seventy
Responsibility: a Gage & Gage Production ; story by Beth Gage ; produced and directed by Beth Gage & George Gage.

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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"--Container.

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Bidder 70

(EMRO user published 2013-12-19 ) Very Good Permalink
In 1975 Edward Abbey wrote a tale about eco-sabotage called the Monkey Wrench Gang. His work has motivated generations of radical environmental activists, including the subject of this compelling documentary, a college student named Tim DeChristopher. Outraged by the 2008 Bush Administration...
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