Mary Liz Thomson, Darryl Cherney | 2012 | 93 min.
2013 Official Selection
Stricken with cancer, Earth First! organizer Judi Bari gives her testimony in her lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police for arresting her and organizing partner Darryl Cherney for car-bombing themselves in Oakland while on a musical tour for Redwood Summer 1990, a campaign which brought thousands of protesters to northern California to save the ancient redwoods. As Bari testifies, an amazing trove of videotape and documents depicts the events that she describes. The movie is laden with music and humor that soothes the serious subject matter, culminating with dramatic scenes surrounding their civil rights federal trial in 2002.