Penelope Andrews and James Ficklin Headwaters Action Video Collective P.O.Box 2198 Redway CA 95560 email@example.com www.kmud.org/video 707-925-0012 707-459-5490 ex 582
Web design courtesy of Cindy Allsbrook and Family Memorial Tribute to David Nathan "Gypsy" Chain The tragic account of Gypsy's death is also included on the video documentary (see below). For the "Song of Nonviolence" he inspired, click here.
From the producers of "LUNA - The Stafford Giant Tree-Sit", comes "Fire In The Eyes", a powerful, unnerving look at Humboldt County's controversial policy of using pepper spray on non-violent protesters. This 32-minute portrayal of the controversial police tactic, euphemistically called "pain compliance", shows the dark side of law and order.
With the primordial redwood rain forest as its backdrop, and in-your-face, direct actions of Earth First! as the catalyst, this video shows the increasing violence and police state mentality of Government and "Big Business". Though disturbing in subject matter, this movie is entirely watchable, and needs to be seen! The editing and the soundtrack make it a griping, intense experience just to watch. The Humboldt police and Congressman Frank Riggs make their feelings known, as do the survivors of this torture technique, interviewed along with their attorney Tony Serra.
We include the story of David "Gypsy" Chain's tragic death in Grizzly Creek, and the police response to a 3-week road blockade that followed. "Fire in the Eyes" asks, "What's your definition of torture?" and shows that what shocked the nation in the Fall of '97 has become accepted police policy for '98.
Our last video, "LUNA - The Stafford Giant Tree-sit" about Julia Butterfly's marathon tree-sit has been successful as an inspirational organizing tool. Julia is still up there in the tree! So if you haven't seen this one yet check it out!
Produced by James Ficklin, who is available for interviews.
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