Monday, we continue our Through the Lens documentary series with a film about a unique, crafty and effective act of civil disobedience. In 2008, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher made bogus bids for 22,000 acres of federal land up for auction. Some people found his actions inspiring, but after the courts finished with him, he found himself in jail. The film Bidder 70 follows DeChristopher’s growth as an outspoken activist even as the criminal case against him intensified.
RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Bidder 70 on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information, click here
Beth and George Gage have directed and produced six documentary films. Bidder 70 is their newest.