Screening of "Bidder 70"
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:00pm
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. On December 19, 2008 Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases. Not content to merely protest outside, Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted. Come to the screening to find out what happened!
When: November 12th at 6PM
Where: Library Lecture Hall
Discussion of film to follow the screening. Pizza will be served.
Sponsored by the American Studies Program
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