The spirit of Edward Abbey is alive and agitated here in the Southwest!
Arizona and Utah filmmaker, ML Lincoln, needs help finishing her feature documentary film, WRENCHED. She has devoted over five years of her life in hopes of reaquainting public consciousness with EDWARD ABBEY'S philosophy and the importance of protecting wlderness.
WRENCHED reveals how Edward Abbey forever changed the course of the environmental movement. Tapping Abbey's anarchistic spirit and humor, WRENCHED explores the history of monkeywrenching and the motivation behind these acts. It features candid interviews with Abbey's close friends, those who inspired his most memorable characters.
Outraged by the degradation of the American Southwest, they pioneered a radical form of environmental activism, a blueprint for "wrenching the system." Abbey’s writing became a call to action for the generation of conservationists who came of age in the '70s and '80s. WRENCHED follows the exploits of these determined monkeywrenchers as they cross legal and ethical lines to defend the land.
The environmental group, Earth First! adopted Abbey's monkeywrench credo. As the movement grew in popularity in the '90s, governmental officials launched a counter offensive, portraying activists as "Eco-terrorists"- the number one threat to domestic security. This crackdown, known as "the green scare", provoked new strategies of direct action and civil disobedience.
Abbey’s writing continues to motivate activists some thirty years later. WRENCHED captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation who will carry Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West.
The Wrenched Team includes:
Director/Producer: ML Lincoln
Lincoln has been a photographer and activist since her early teens. Her previous film, DROWNING RIVER, celebrates the environmental activsm of 1950's starlet, Katie Lee.
Producer: Kurt Engfehr
Kurt has worked in all areas of television and is best known for his work as the main editor and co-producer on two of Michael Moore's films, the Oscar-winning, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and box-office smash, FAHRENHEIT 9/11.
Editor: Patrick Gambuti Jr.
Patrick is an Emmy Award winning editor who has worked on numerou projects for HBO, PBS and A&E. He recently finished GREEDY LYING BASTARDS, a documentary that exposes the fossil fuel industry.
Producer: Kristi Frazier
Kristi has produced numerous projects for artists, filmmakers and creative companies and organizations. Previously she was a commercial animation producer at the celebrated Celluloid Studios in Denver.
All funds raised during our Indiegogo campaign will be put toward the finishing of this important documentary.
We need to raise money to help cover post production costs including:
- Sound Sweetening
- Motion Graphics
- Color Correction
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