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The Reluctant Radical Screening + Q & A with Ken Ward – June 26th

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary?

About this Event

Transition Town Guildford and Extinction Rebellion are hosting a virtual screening of the award winning documentary The Reluctant Radical.

The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.

The movie will be followed by a Q & A session with the subject of the film, activist Ken Ward.

The screening will be via Zoom.

Note: If you don’t have a Zoom account you will need to download one (it’s free). Instructions on how you do this will be sent to you after you register for the event.

About the film

The Reluctant Radical reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law. The film follows Ken through a series of direct actions, culminating with an action that shuts down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines and threatens to put him behind bars for 20 years.

Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience to consider if he is out of touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively destroying our world.

What others are saying about the film

“There are many fronts in the vast climate fight; this film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one daring path.”

-Bill McKibben, Climate Advocate and Founder of 350.org

“He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in.”

-Dr. James Hansen, Climate Scientist


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