Film Screening 05/03/10

IWW Clydeside celebrates International Womens Day with a screening of: ‘The Forest For The Trees’ The amazing story of the fight to clear Earth First and IWW activist Judi Bari’s name after her car was bombed and she was arrested as a terrorist by the FBI. Introduced by US IWW member Susan Dorazio Friday March 5th 7pm Electron Club 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3DL

Judi Bari was an Earth First and IWW organiser who was one of the first to place as much importance on timber workers’ lives and families as she did on the legacy and future of the Californian Redwood. But that strategic relationship was too much of a threat. Her car was bombed in 1990, and three hours later, she was arrested as a terrorist–charges that were later dropped. Convinced it was a ploy by the FBI to discredit her and Earth First, Judi decided to sue. THE FOREST FOR THE TREES offers access into the painfully short yet extraordinary life of Judi Bari, and a piece of U.S. history that everyday grows increasingly resonant as once again the lines between dissent and terrorism are being intentionally blurred.

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