This culture will eat you alive
Fight back; resist & survive
Screening at Zinema 2 on June 7 at 7pm.
If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests and contaminated the food supply, would you resist? If creatures from outer space made the water so poisonous you wouldn’t dream of drinking it, would you try to stop them? If monsters released toxic chemicals that caused cancer in the people you love, would you fight back?
These aren’t idle questions. It’s happening now — except there are no aliens. The culture that’s cradled us since birth is a killer.
END:CIV illustrates the brutality of a civilization addicted to systematic violence and environmental destruction, and the heroism of those who confront it head on. Rapid-fire video-game graphics, interviews, war footage and satire mock the excesses of the global economic system, even as it implodes around us.
Based on the best-seller Endgame by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV begins with the harsh reality that all civilizations eventually end. The ancient Mayans, the dynasties of China, and the mighty Roman Empire, as long-lived and powerful as they were, inevitably crashed. Western Civilization is no different. It’s coming down, but not fast enough.
Interviews include Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society and writers James Howard Kunstler (The Long Emergency), Gord Hill (500 Years of Indigenous Resistance), Waziyatawin (For Indigenous Eyes Only), Lierre Keith (The Vegetarian Myth), and Stephanie McMillan (Minimum Security). LÃ³pez interviews indigenous activists Qwatsinas (Nuxalk Nation) and Rod Coronado (Pascua Yaqui); environmentalists Steven Best, Zoe Blunt, Dru Oja Jay, Macdonald Stainsby, and many more.
About Director Franklin LÃ³pez
Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, LÃ³pez hosts “It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine,” the world’s most subversive news show. In 2005, his post-Katrina video remix “George Bush Don’t Like Black People” reached a million people and got a nod from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Wired Magazine listed subMedia.TV in its top ten online video sites in 2006, the same year LÃ³pez was hired to produce Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!
“Franklin LÃ³pez is a fantastically talented filmmaker who has created a powerful and important film about the most important topic ever: how to stop this culture from killing the planet.” – Derrick Jensen
“By far, the most routinely-praised contemporary media activist is Franklin LÃ³pez. His shows and films not only possess a distinctive look and feel, but they also contain a wicked sense of humor … LÃ³pez’s work engages in constructing a new vision where popular culture serves the interests of the poor and dispossessed, where humor is reignited within activism, and the D.I.Y. ethics of punk and hip-hop allow those with talent and gumption to be the media, once again.” – Chris Robé, Pop Matters
END:CIV will screen at Zinema 2, 222 East Superior Street, on June 7, at 7pm.
Director Franklin LÃ³pez will be on hand to present the film and answer questions afterward.
END:CIV. The future depends on it.
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