Wednesday, 2 December 2009


Derrick Jensen Q & A
Published by resister on November 9, 2009 in Rough Cuts. 6 Comments

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derrick_qasubMedia recently held a fundraiser for END:CIV in Vancouver where we premiered the latest clips from the movie. We also beamed in Derrick Jensen via weblink where attendees could ask him questions and have an interactive discussion. The Q & A went so well that we decided to release the video online.
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END:CIV Premise 1
Published by resister on October 27, 2009 in Rough Cuts. 11 Comments

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endgamebooksHere’s the latest from END:CIV. Both clips include footage and interviews we shot during our west coast tour. Interviews include Ward Churchill, John Zerzan, Lierre Keith and Dr. Michael Becker.

The first piece breaks down the first premise of Derrick Jensen’s “Endgame”

“Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.”

The second clip is an updated edit of “Clearcuts” first released on the world wide web in June 2009.
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Star Wars – The Environmentalists Version
Published by resister on September 10, 2009 in Rough Cuts. 14 Comments

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The weapon of choice, a vegan cream pie“I don’t know if you know this, but the original draft of the movie star wars was not written by Lucas, the original draft was written by environmentalists. And it’s a little bit different”

Those were the first words I ever heard Derrick Jensen speak, and my world view has never been the same since. The year was 2006 and I had just moved to New York City to work for Democracy Now!. I was taping the Community Solutions conference, a peak oil convention held at Cooper Union. Unlike the other speakers, Derrick did not talk about about solar panels or wind turbines. He spoke of our culture’s systematic destruction of the planet and of the failure of the environmental movement. After hearing his talk, I immediately sought out his books and the first seeds of END:CIV were planted.

The “Star Wars” piece is one of Derrick’s best analogies, one that delivers a precise critique of mainstream environmental groups.

Directed by Franklin López, Motion Graphic support by pussykrew . Production assistance by Paul Clarke, Annette Fick, Rosalee Yagihara and Chris Bevacqua
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Published by resister on June 24, 2009 in Rough Cuts. 7 Comments

This rough cut features Qwatsinas of the Nuxalk Nation who inhabit the central coast of British Columbia and Zoe Blunt from the Forest Action Network. I shot the footage a few years ago at Wild Earth, an eco-activist camp on Vancouver Island. The footage is standard definition. Since then, I have shot shocking clear cuts in Oregon using a Panasonic AG-HVX200A. Below are some photos of that shoot. The archival footage comes from, Pickaxe and Qwatsinas’ collection. The music is by stig inge oy.

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Published by resister on June 24, 2009 in Rough Cuts. 1 Comment

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This is the first test I did to see if the film idea for END:CIV would fly. The aspect ratio is 4:3 which I will adjust to 16:9 in the coming months. Derrick Jensen came to Vancouver in 2007 and I taped him giving his powerful “Endgame talk” in front of a green screen at VIVO. The archival footage is from
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