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Screenings of END:CIV in Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle

END:CIV examines our culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?" The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don't have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system - it seems to be coming apart already.
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END:CIV examines our culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?" The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don't have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system - it seems to be coming apart already. Backed by Jensen's narrative, the film calls on us to act as if we truly love this land. The film trips along at a brisk pace, using music, archival footage, motion graphics, animation, slapstick and satire to deconstruct the global economic system, even as it implodes around us. END:CIV illustrates first-person stories of sacrifice and heroism with intense, emotionally-charged images that match Jensen's poetic and intuitive approach. Scenes shot in the back country provide interludes of breathtaking natural beauty alongside clearcut evidence of horrific but commonplace destruction. END:CIV features interviews with Paul Watson, Waziyatawin, Gord Hill, Michael Becker, Peter Gelderloos, Lierre Keith, James Howard Kunstler, Stephanie McMillan, Qwatsinas, Rod Coronado, John Zerzan and more. (75min run time/DVD) Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, L?pez hosts "It's the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine," the world's most subversive news show. In 2005, his post-Katrina video remix "George Bush Don't Like Black People" reached a million people and got a nod from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Wired Magazine listed subMedia.TV in its top ten online video sites in 2006, the same year L?pez was hired to produce Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! "Franklin L?pez is a fantastically talented filmmaker who has created a powerful and important film about the most important topic ever: how to stop this culture from killing the planet." - Derrick Jensen "By far, the most routinely-praised contemporary media activist is Franklin L?pez. His shows and films not only possess a distinctive look and feel, but they also contain a wicked sense of humor ... L?pez's work engages in constructing a new vision where popular culture serves the interests of the poor and dispossessed, where humor is reignited within activism, and the D.I.Y. ethics of punk and hip-hop allow those with talent and gumption to be the media, once again." - Chris Rob?, Pop Matters SUN FEB 6 at Olympia Film Society (olympiafilmsociety.org) Doors open at 1:30, screening starts at 2:00 Tickets at $8 at the door, $7 for members More information at http://www.olympiafilmsociety.org/2010/10/18/sunday-february-6th-endciv-followed-by-q-a-with-director-franklin-lopez/ MONDAY FEB 7 at The Evergreen State College (lecture hall one) Screening starts at 5:00PM Admission: FREE There is also a screening in Tacoma: SAT FEB 4 at the M11 Social Space (1212 S. 11th St #24) Screening starts at 7:00PM Admission: FREE And Seattle FRI FEB 3 at University of Washington (Smith Hall rm 120) Screening starts at 7:00PM Admission: Suggested donation Trailer at http://submedia.tv/endciv/2010/11/01/endciv-trailer/ END:CIV. The future depends on it. endciv.com