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The Portland EcoFilm Festival, KBOO Community Radio and 350PDX present

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward

Thursday, April 27th, 7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre

100% of all box office proceeds donated to help finish the film. Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel, Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg and film subject Ken Ward in person!

Shot of #Shut It Down Climate Activist Ken Ward, from the film "The Reluctant Radical"

Shot of #Shut It Down Climate Activist Ken Ward, from the film "The Reluctant Radical"

In 2016, filmmakers Lindsey Grayzel and Deia Schlosberg (Producer, HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE) filmed two of the five "#Shut It Down" climate activists who staged a direct action protest by manually turning off all pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands oil into the US, stopping the flow of oil.  When the filmmakers were arrested and charged with the same felonies as the climate activists- charges that carried penalties up to 40 years in prison- it sent reverberations throughout the world of professional media makers, raising concerns about law enforcement’s encroachment on freedom of the press and about the impact on future media coverage of climate change. Now the two filmmakers have joined forces to bring Grayzel’s film about one of the #ShutItDown activists, THE RELUCTANT RADICAL to the big screen!

View the film trailer here.


Please join us for an evening with filmmakers Grayzel and Schlosberg, Grayzel's attorney Braden Pence, and film subject/activist Ken Ward. We will screen works-in-progress clips from THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, Schlosberg’s film BACKYARD, and have a panel discussion about the essential protection that the First Amendment provides for documentary filmmakers!

Give to the film's KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN by clicking here.