Fundraiser for “On the Side of the Living”

Indigo fundraising page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/on-the-side-of-the-living

On The Side of the Living

Our planet is being murdered. Mountains are falling. The oceans are dying. The climate itself is bleeding out and it may be beyond repair. Industrial civilization has entered its thrashing endgame. Technology can’t fix it and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. And we are out of time.

The environmental movement has severely truncated its strategic thinking by insisting on education, consumer choices, and legislative initiatives as the only options for action. None of these can address the scale of the emergency facing our planet.

To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Authors Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith with filmmaker Carson Wright are producing a film that will make the case for that movement.

On the Side of the Living starts where the environmental movement leaves off: civilization can never be sustainable and is ultimately incompatible with life. People of courage and conscience are now stranded between moral agony and moral agency: the only certainty is that our one and only home will soon be a bare rock if we do nothing. Within that terrible urgency, the film confronts the possibility—and possible necessity—of principled, militant resistance.

What We Need & What You Get

$10,000 will see On the Side of the Living to completion. If you love this planet, please give what you can. Your contributions will help us with film equipment, design, and production costs, as well as transportation expenses so we can deliver aesthetically striking footage with interviews from the movement’s most charismatic leaders.

Supporters giving:

$5,000 or more will be credited as executive producers.

$3,000 or more will receive a gift box from our talented resistance artists.

$1,000 or more will have the opportunity to Skype with authors Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen, and our veteran organizing team.

$500 or more will receive a box of home-made chocolate truffles and a postcard from the production team.

$200 or more will gain access to footage of full uncut interviews and bonus content.

$100 or more will receive limited edition, numbered, and hand-signed posters.

$50 or more will get access to an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the production process.

$25 or more will receive access to a special pre-release version of the film.

$10 or more will get a shoutout on our social media platforms.

$5 or more will receive our sincere thanks for supporting us.

The Impact

Time is short. One hundred species disappeared yesterday, 100 species are disappearing today, and another 100 will disappear tomorrow. Meanwhile, those in power are using their control over the culture industry to churn out story after story, book after book, film after film seducing us to forget and encouraging the masses to snuggle back into the warm illusion of civilization. On the Side of the Living combats the lies of those in power. Your support will help us spread our message to a greater audience.

Lierre Keith (www.lierrekeith.com) is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of six books including, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” She is also coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. She’s been arrested six times for acts of political resistance.

Hailed as the philosopher poet of the environmental movement, Derrick Jensen is author of twenty books, including Endgame and A Language Older Than Words. He holds a degree in creative writing from Eastern Washington University, a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines, and has taught at Eastern Washington University and Pelican Bay State Prison. He has packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores across the nation, stirring them with revolutionary spirit.

Carson Wright is a graphic designer, activist, photographer and filmmaker based in the Columbia River Gorge. Since joining Deep Green Resistance in 2012, he has advocated for radical solutions to the converging environmental, social, and ecological crisis we face including his role as a panelist at the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. For Carson, On The Side of The Living is an opportunity to apply more than a decade of art and visual communication expertise to a subject of profound urgency and significance.

Indigo fundraising page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/on-the-side-of-the-living

Risks & Challenges

A film supporting principled, militant resistant movement will probably not be overwhelmingly popular with the mainstream population. On the Side of the Living’s message will most likely prevent it from receiving material support from traditional sources of funding like corporations or government grants. But, as so many resistance movements have proven – from the efforts of the women suffragists, to the IRA, and to the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta – a committed group of militant resistors can win.

Funding for On the Side of the Living will be provided by grassroots supporters like you. Support for a serious resistance movement is growing and your support for this film will speed the momentum.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you cannot contribute financially, we need help spreading the word. Please share links to this campaign especially with those who may have the material resources to contribute. We will also produce promotional posters and other media. Please contact us if you’d like to be involved distributing promotional materials.

The future of our loved ones, our homes, of everything depends on our ability to organize and coordinate an effective resistance movement that will dismantle civilization. Stand On the Side of the Living. Support us today.

Indigo fundraising page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/on-the-side-of-the-living

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