Wrenched (2016)

Documentary

ML Lincoln’s documentary Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey’s anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. Through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, ML Lincoln captures the outrage of Abbey’s friends who were the original eco-warriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered “monkeywrenching” – a radical blueprint for “wrenching the system.” Exemplified by EarthFirst! in the early ‘80s, direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity. With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-profile publicity stunts such as the cracking at Glen Canyon Dam, this group became the eventual target of FBI infiltrators, leading to the arrest of various members.

GENRE: Documentary
DIRECTOR: ML Lincoln
PRODUCERS: ML Lincoln

Geralyn Dreyfous

Patrick Gambuti

Kurt Engfehr

Kristi Frazier

WRITERS: ML Lincoln
CAST: Paul Watson

Tim DeChristopher

Dave Foreman

Doug Peacock

Robert Redford

Charles Bowden

Bob Lippman

Craig Rosebraugh

Ilse Asplund

Ingrid Eisenstadter

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