We Interrupt This Empire

    What happens when a trigger-happy cowboy with a pocket full of loot aims his guns on an oil-rich, people-poor nation? The San Francisco Bay Area Video Activist Network presents the story you won't see on Fox News: an eye-popping, jaw-dropping look at the Bay Area's radical resistance to an illegal war. "We Interrupt This Empire..." is a collaborative work by many of the Bay Area's independent video activists which documents the direct actions that shut down the financial district of San Francisco in the weeks following the United States' invasion of Iraq. With the audio backdrop including live broadcasts of Enemy Combatant Radio from the SF Independent Media, the documentary takes a look at the diverse show of resistance from the streets of San Francisco as well as providing a critique of the corporate media coverage of the war and exploring such issues as the Military Industrial Complex, attack on civil liberties, and the United States' current imperialist drive. 2003, USA. 52'. A film by Christian Bruno Jino Choi Solidad Decosta Urban Elf James Ficklin Rana Freedman Mike Kavanagh Jessica Lawrence A. Mark Liiv The Aggressive Panhandlers Miles Montalbano Monica Doug Norberg Pod(s) Lisa Sousa Jeff Taylor Natalija Vekic

    May 14, 2009