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The Documentary “Bidder 70”

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In their documentary “Bidder 70,” Beth Gage and George Gage tell the story of Tim DeChristopher. In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to give the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, DeChristopher, then a college student bid $1.7 million, and won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill. For this act of civil disobedience he was sent to federal prison, but his actions helped ignite a movement. “Bidder 70” opens May 17 at the Quad.

Guests:

Tim DeChristopher, Beth Gage and George Gage

Comments [3]

Big Jim Kelly from Brooklyn

Wow, what a great interview! Leonard never fails to amaze me with how intelligent and insightful his questions are! This is truly an amazing story of a man who actually has the balls to stand up for what he believes… Tim DeChristopher… you got real moxy kid!

May. 15 2013 04:27 PM
Kitty K. from LIC

Very interesting interview. It was great to hear Tim thoughtfully answer Leonard's thought provoking questions.

May. 15 2013 02:06 PM
Sanych

If only Obama knew
What Eric Holder is doing,
He would have stopped
The persecution
And avoided all the booing.

Loose translation from Nekrasov's "Forgotten Village"

Copyright by Sanych

May. 15 2013 02:02 PM

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