'Who Bombed Judi Bari?' comes to Lopez
March 1, 2013 · Updated 5:10 PM
On Friday, March 8 there will be a film screening of “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” in the Port Stanley Schoolhouse, 7:30 p.m. on International Women's Day, March 8. The event is sponsored by Sue DuMond of Home on the Grange and Knowledge Share. The film will be followed by a Q&A with producer and car bomb victim Darryl Cherney and Earth First Co-founder Mike Roselle.
The film explores the life and work of Bari, a prominent environmental organizer. Bari and Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while on a musical organizing tour for three months of demonstrations called Redwood Summer. Bari was urging thousands to camp out and protest the clear cutting of the giant trees. Despite having previously received dozens of death threats, Bari and Cherney were arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police and accused of bombing themselves. The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations, winning four million dollars, though not before Bari died of cancer seven years after surviving the crippling bombing.
The 93-minute, documentary features archival footage including a special Humboldt County live version of "Angel from Montgomery" performed by Bonnie Raitt; rare footage of Woody Harrelson climbing the Golden Gate Bridge for the redwoods; and a tribute to Judi Bari by California Governor Jerry Brown. Bari herself narrates the movie via her 1997 deathbed deposition captured on videotape. As she recounts her life story under oath, the movie flashes back and forth to footage of the daring, action-packed, yet often humorous and musical scenes she depicts.
For more info, visit http://whobombedjudibari.com/.