In light of recent Trump executive orders, including one to push through DAPL, it no longer seems sensible to wait to schedule "Flowers for Peace" (the election documentary), or "War of North Dakota" (about the pipeline fight). So, we are actively seeking venues, (anywhere in the US or Canada), to screen both docs.
"Flowers for Peace" (2017) (Rough Cut) It started by bringing flowers to strangers and praying for peace with Jeb Bush. But, ultimately this film documents the civil unrest and violence recorded at a total of 40 Trump events. While, there are plenty of comical interactions, like singing with Governor John Kasich and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, it is the interactions with Trump and his supporters in the wake of Trump's election that are today the most relevant. Trump calls on Webber to recite scripture. Webber replies with verses critical of Trump. Trump blows it off and his supports attack Webber. At the next rally, Trump staff and police team up to throw Webber over a table, for the sin of asking Trump about the previous attack. Webber is arrested. Meanwhile the media is silent. Webber continues to be ejected and arrested, (for the crime of having flowers). As things evolve, Webber and friends are raided by the FBI and ICE agents during the RNC. There was no warrant, but the agents entered the home with guns out, and denied it-- and it is all caught on tape. Finally, on the eve of the inauguration, Webber is stopped by Capitol Police in Washington DC, "for having a bomb." No one will be surprised to find out, all Webber had was flowers. This is what it is like to speak the truth in Donald Trump's America.
"The War of North Dakota" (2017) (Rough cut) highlights the actions on the Backwater Bridge and nearby locations at the Standing Rock Reservation and NoDAPL protests leading up to a brutal night in which the Morton County Sheriff's department unleashed rubber bullets, concussion grenades, tear gas and freezing water-cannons on the people of Standing Rock and their environmentalist allies, resulting in 300 injuries. There was widespread hypothermia, the loss of eye-sight (with Sioux-Z Dundon), and a woman (Sophia Wilansky), who lost the use of her arm-- both were injured by explosives launched at the crowd by the police. DM on Twitter. @RodWebber
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