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Posted by Gabriella Sophir at 7:22PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Abby Sophir, Television/Radio '14, FLEFF Intern, St. Louis, Missouri.

Ask yourself: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”

This is the questioned posed by END:CIV, one of the many must-see documentaries airing during FLEFF week. 


Even better, if you’re like me and avoid Friday classes, take advantage of the afternoon and head on over to Park 220 at 2 PM on April 15 for conversation with Franklin Lopez, the director of the film. END: CIV is a fast-paced critique of our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation. It is based in part on Endgame, a best-selling book by Derrick Jensen. 


You can then catch the movie at 9 PM that night at Cinemapolis. 


For anyone interested in documentary production, environmentalism or politics, this FLEFF lab is a great, intimate opportunity!


That's a really interesting question and I'm definitely looking forward to this even now! Thanks for highlighting it Abby! See you there!

I went to the screening of END:CIV on Friday night. Although the film was many things (too abstract and ambiguous in its message, misunderstood, etc.) it was also an incredibly thought provoking exposition. Although, I may disagree with the way in which it comes to its conclusion, the film is working from a very solid premise: the reality and immediacy of climate crisis. The film is absolutely right when it suggests that there is no time to wait. However, it reveals its greatest lack by failing to provide a tenable substitute for our apathetic anticipation of the environmental apocalypse.

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