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‘The Reluctant Radical’ returns to Grass Valley

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What: Showing of the movie “The Reluctant Radical”

When: 7 p.m. tonight

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 246 South Church Street in Grass valley

Admission: Donations accepted

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

This is the question posed by the film “The Reluctant Radical” in relation to activism and climate change. If you were not able to view it during the recent Wild and Scenic Film Festival, you have another chance, according to a release.

Climate Action Now is hosting a showing of the film on April 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley. The film is a documentary that follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry in an effort to combat climate change.

The film reveals both the personal costs and also fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling. Director Lindsay Grayzel was one of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists at the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines in October 2016. The filmmakers’ arrests contributed to the alarm that press freedom and First Amendment rights have increasingly come under attack as law enforcement and prosecutors favor corporate fossil fuel interests over citizens’ rights.

Doors open at 6:30PM and light refreshments are available. Donations welcome.

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