Who Bombed Judi Bari?
March 12, 7pm.
Newport Visual Arts Center, 2nd floor
777 NW Beach Dr., Nye Beach Newport
$5-8 suggested donation
(707) 223-3788/ info.
A special documentary film screening of “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” profiles the late, legendary labor and forest organizer Judi Bari and her struggle with the FBI defamation. Filmmaker Darryl Cherney and guests will be there for Q&A.
Bari was car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while on college tour with Cherney (the film’s producer) to save the redwood forest of northern California. Despite receiving death threats, the pair was instantly arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for bombing themselves. They sued the authorities for violations of the constitution. Eventually, they would be awarded a $4.2 million settlement, in this historic case. The culprit of the bombing has yet to be arrested, and Cherney is offering a $50,000 reward for info in their capture.
The film is composed of archival footage, including appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Woody Harrelson, Jerry Brown and David Grisman.
Stricken by cancer after the bombing, Bari narrates the film via her deposition for the trial she would not live to see.
Follow Bari and Cherney through the incredible array of rare footage as they battle to save not only the redwoods, but themselves, as well.
This is rare opportunity to learn about environmental and labor history on the west coast, and meet some amazing personalities in the bargain.