Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade is an hour-long documentary film written and directed by Garrett Graham, in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade and features exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance. Continue reading
Interview with Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford. Recorded April 13, 2013.
In this interview, Julia discusses her ongoing legal dispute with the TransCanada corporation and the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that they plan to build on her farm.
The Crawford family is organizing a benefit concert on their land to raise money for their legal expenses. For more information, visit http://www.standtallwithjulia.com/
Video shot and edited by Garrett Graham
My new documentary, Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade, is now being circulated around the internet and showing up in some really cool places. This post at Grist by Susie Cagle was particularly laudable: Tar Sands Blockaders tell their own story in a new documentary
“If this past Sunday’s Forward on Climate rally showed a lot of love for President Obama, it showed even more for the nonviolent direct action going down in East Texas. Throughout the day, activists blockading construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline received big support from even the most law-abiding demonstrators.
But though their civil disobedience might seem mainstream within the climate movement, the blockaders are taking some seriously big risks out there, and a new documentary shows just how big. The nearly hour-long film by Garrett Graham was produced in collaboration with the blockaders and includes footage they shot themselves, from some places where journalists might fear to tread lest, you know, pepper-spray, choke-holds, etc.” Continue reading
This is the trailer for the upcoming documentary film Above All Else directed by John Fiege.
I am so proud to be working with these filmmakers. This is the trailer for Above All Else, a documentary film by John Fiege. The trailer features individuals that I’ve become very close with during the course of the Tar Sands Blockade and I know these talented filmmakers will do their story justice.
As a videographer for the Tar Sands Blockade, I have also been collaborating with John Fiege to help make this film possible. I feel very lucky to be a part of this movement and to be a part of this film too. Continue reading
This is a complete transcript of my new documentary film, Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade (2013). It is provided here to make quotations easier for anyone who may want to cite this documentary for their own purposes. Included below are all the narrations, written by me, and all of the interviews in the film as well as all of the words spoken on screen. I hope it is useful to those who value this documentary and may wish to cite the information within.
An original video for the Tar Sands Blockade exposing how construction crews have endangered the lives of people living in the tree village which is blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Most of the footage was shot by the tree-sitters themselves.
This video was edited and narrated by Garrett Graham from footage shot by the blockaders. Published October 6th, 2012
An original video for the Tar Sands Blockade featuring an interview with a Texas landowner whose land has been taken by eminent domain for the Keystone XL pipeline.
This video was edited by Garrett Graham from footage shot by others. Published October 2nd, 2012.