BIDDER 70 is the story of Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who derailed a widely protested Bush Administration federal oil and gas land sale, bidding millions to save thousands of pristine acres surrounding US National Parks - with no intention of paying or drilling. Bidder 70 follows Tim as he maneuvers legal purgatory, over 2 years and 9 trial postponements. With the threat of prison looming, DeChristopher steps up his activism and matures into a charismatic, ingenious, and non-violent climate justice leader.
On July 26th 2011 Tim was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison. On April 21st 2013 he will be released.
72 minutes followed by discussion.
SPECIAL GUEST Dylan Rose Schneider of Peaceful Uprising (the organization that Tim helped found in Utah, prominently featured in the film).