Through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, ML Lincoln captures the outrage of Abbey's friends who were the original eco-warriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered "monkeywrenching" - a radical blueprint for "wrenching the system." Exemplified by Earth First! in the early '80s, direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity. With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-profile publicity stunts such as the cracking at Glen Canyon Dam, this group became the eventual target of FBI infiltrators, leading to the arrest of various members.
The Cascadia Forest Defenders will host a screening of Wrenched on Thursday, March 5 @ 8:30pm in the University of Oregon's Willamette Building auditorium, Room 100.