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
This interview was originally published by the Earth First! Newswire on October 23rd, 2013.
In February of this year, radical documentarian Garrett Graham released an excellent hour-long video about the Tar Sands Blockade entitled Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade. The Earth First! Newswire caught up with Garrett to ask him a few questions about his work, the troubled legacy of the blockade, and the difficulty of producing radical documentaries. Enjoy! Continue reading
I have had the great privilege of collaborating with the filmmakers at PF Pictures on their upcoming documentary film Do The Math which chronicles America’s preeminent environmentalist, Bill McKibben, and the global movement to solve the climate crisis at 350.org.
The film will premier on Al Jazeera America Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 pm EST 6:00 pm PST to an audience of millions. For us here in Texas that means 8:00 pm.
The film features footage of the Tar Sands Blockade reproduced from my documentary film Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade, and I’m very excited to have assisted this superb production.
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350.org has released a new video promoting a day of action to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. It features footage of the Tar Sands Blockade shot by your’s truly and my fellow blockaders. I’m very excited to be a part of this movement.
For the past two years, a grassroots movement has erupted to confront President Obama over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. On September 21st, 2013, we will draw the line on Keystone XL and the tar sands to tell him that keeping his climate promises means rejecting Keystone XL. Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that I have just been hired at the UNT Media Library as their new Graduate Library Assistant and I’m very excited about organizing some exciting film screenings and nerding-out about movies like a professional.
I’ve also joined the excellent social media team responsible for the UNT MFA program’s awesome website where I will be promoting future screenings of films made by my colleagues in the program.
This is an original piece of graphic art that I’ve recently completed for the Odonian Rainbow Collective’s community library. It incorporates our love of books, bikes, gardening, craftivism, and monkey wrenching. I’m very pleased with how it came out.
Original Artwork by Garrett Graham
The symbolism draws heavily from the Ursula K Le Guin novel The Dispossessed (1974), a science fiction story about an anarchist society on a desolate moon that orbits a planet not unlike our own planet Earth. The anarchists who built this ambiguous utopia are called “Odonians” and you can see the moon, Anarres, orbiting planet Urras in the picture.
The mixed Latin and Greek words roughly translate into “Free Anarchist Community Library”.
Meme by Garrett Graham
This Thursday, August 15, was the one-year anniversary of the very first Tar Sands Blockade day of action, and resistance to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline has only grown as more people follow the example that we set one year ago.
To celebrate the ”birthday” of the Tar Sands Blockade, I’ve put together an improved final cut of my documentary film, Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade, which covers the first six months of the blockade, and resistance continues today. More direct actions are being organized around the country, and not just against the Keystone XL pipeline. Expect resistance to take root everywhere. Continue reading
My documentary film which Yes! Magazine has called “unique window into the Tar Sands Blockade” with “intimate moments missing from newsier coverage“ is now being screened publicly at numerous locations across the country. I owe everyone who organized these screenings a big “Thank You” and I welcome anyone who wishes to show Blockadia Rising to download the film here.
I have tried to make note of what groups organized the screenings, but many of them where put together by individuals. Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed the movie.
Past Screenings of Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade: