END:CIV (2011) 

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Director
Franklin Lopez
Date
2011
Runtime
76
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END:CIV examines our culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?"

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Languages: Slovak - Spanish - German - Italian - Russian - Swedish - French - Romanian - Closed Captions in English

The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don?t have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system - it seems to be coming apart already.

But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future.

Backed by Jensen's narrative, the film calls on us to act as if we truly love this land. The film trips along at a brisk pace, using music, archival footage, motion graphics, animation, slapstick and satire to deconstruct the global economic system, even as it implodes around us. END:CIV illustrates first-person stories of sacrifice and heroism with intense, emotionally-charged images that match Jensen's poetic and intuitive approach. Scenes shot in the back country provide interludes of breathtaking natural beauty alongside clearcut evidence of horrific but commonplace destruction.

END:CIV features interviews with Paul Watson, Waziyatawin, Gord Hill, Michael Becker, Peter Gelderloos, Lierre Keith, James Howard Kunstler, Stephanie McMillan, Qwatsinas, Rod Coronado, John Zerzan and more.

"A fierce critique of systematic violence and industrial civilization, End:Civ is not intended for garden-variety environmentalists. If you are anywhere below, say, an 8 on that sliding scale of pissed off, then this film is going to scare you? which means you should watch it."
-Eugene Weekly

"A tour de force film from Franklin Lopez which does more than justice to Derrick Jensen's thesis that industrial civilization is destroying life on the planet. Employing all the contemporary audio visual techniques our digital world makes possible for a single brilliant penurious filmmaker, Lopez harvests sounds and images from our demented world to relentlessly show the rape of the mind and the earth. To those outside the small choir who see the message of resistance as obvious, this powerful film makes them deal with it either by denial or acknowledging, yes I see it is obvious." James Becket -Director of The Best Revenge

"Franklin Lopez' END:CIV is a labour of love, a stunning 75 minutes film?"
John Zerzan, author of Future Primitive

"By far the most routinely praised contemporary media activist is Franklin Lopez. His shows and films not only possess a distinctive look and feel, but they also contain a wicked sense of humor that is often sorely lacking among alter-globalization activists. Lopez's work engages in constructing a new vision where popular culture serves the interests of the poor and dispossessed, where humor is reignited within activism, and the D.I.Y. ethics of punk and hip-hop allow those with talent and gumption to be the media, once again."
-Chris Rob?Pop Matters

"Both the quantity and the quality of this movement's filmmaking is increasing. This is the big battlefield on which we fight right now."
-Michael Rupert, CollapseNet.com

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Franklin Lopez

Award-winning filmmaker Franklin Lopez hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Selected as Atlanta's Emerging Artist of the Year in 2003, his work has been featured on Canada's City TV, GNN, Current, BET, and Democracy Now! Join the Resistance! Fall in Love Lopez's breakthough film, reached minor cult status with 30,000 views and screenings around the world. In 2005, Lopez's post-Katrina video remix George Bush don't like black people reached 1 million people and got a nod from the New York Times, Washington Post and BET. Wired Magazine picked subMedia.TV subMedia.TV for its list of top ten online video sites in 2006. The same year, Lopez was hired to produce Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! In 2007, Lopez unleashed It's the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine The online TV news series is watched by tens of thousands of loyal fanatics.

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on October 26, 2015 at 1:55am

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oigroig

on July 04, 2013 at 7:59am

subtitles?

mrzatar

on March 29, 2013 at 9:45am

These things are obvious and one does appreciate this film and desrves merit. It seems as usual people out there think it will all just go away like magic. That the new religion of science is going to have the anwers, but as the film points out the science being used as well as many other methods are arrogent in their roles here on earth. Extremist, what would anoyone do if there home was under direct attack!

KlumsyK

on July 01, 2014 at 3:41am

the new religion is not science but politics, and people who make films like these are the preachers of it. If you study history you will see that the world is always changing. nothing goes away "like magic" but new things come and change everything, and there are always people who think it's the end of the world, but the world keeps going. People have always been fascinated by violence and social status has always been defined by how much you consume, because that defines how many people are spending their time for your benefit, time being the primary commodity of life. Also, arrogant is spelled with an "a".

jem

on April 17, 2012 at 8:31pm

@SOTHE: it's a good question. I think the key voices in the film, though, suggest that MODERATION is only ever going to be too little, too late.

Sothe

on December 29, 2011 at 12:33pm

I tried so hard to see this video with an open mind, but it was so over the top that I simply couldn't make it to the halfway point without acknowledging it all as eco-zealotry.

The overwhelming majority of people believe there can be a balance that stops far short of the extremist views and propaganda espoused in this propagandumentary.

Why not promote simple things that can have a massive impact? Why not promote personal gardens? Everyone pound of food that people grow in their own gardens without chemicals and genetic modification saves land and chemicals elsewhere. Why not promote buying land in a larger parcel than we are historically used to and doing so willingly, instead of trying to force people to do what you want?

There are hundreds of small steps that can be taken towards changing things for the positive, why is no one making a movie about those things? Why not show that MODERATE and simple steps can make huge gains towards a vastly improved environment?

Sothe

on December 29, 2011 at 1:10pm

I withdraw my comment, I didn't realize until the last parts of your propagandumentary that what your main goal is; to replace the current tyrants with yourselves as tyrants.

You don't want people to change, you want them to be beaten into submission by yourselves. It is no different than Nazi's(National Socialism) or Communism. It's just another form of collectivism with yourselves as the brutal power mongers.

Intellectual Honesty, Moral Integrity, Individual Determination.
Free people will always resist tyrants, and tyrants will always believe they are the only ones with an opinion that matters.

KlumsyK

on July 01, 2014 at 3:35am

like HELLO

forteller

on December 01, 2011 at 6:15am

Hi. I haven't seen the movie yet, but need to tell you this, and don't know else to contact you:

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Hope you can clean it up soon! Looking forward to seing the film! Thanks for giving it too us free and Creative Commons licensed! :)

veritaslibero

on October 10, 2011 at 3:32pm

great and so very important documentary!

veritaslibero

on October 10, 2011 at 3:32pm

great documentary!

OpenSourceOpenMind

on August 08, 2011 at 6:45am

This Doc make you want to care about the Earth..
Sadly after this doc.....
you look around and realise you are alone.. either A you Teach others what you know or B duck down and stop thinking like anarchist.... the Choice is yours.

OpenSourceOpenMind

on August 08, 2011 at 5:46am

Thanks for making this video..

Your voice @ the beginning .. is familiar i heard your voice and show during the G8 and G20 in Toronto, can you post or msg me the name of that show that u had or still have.
Thank you

stimulator

on August 17, 2011 at 9:30am

heh! Yeah go to http://submedia.tv

onekwordsworth@hotmail.com

on June 29, 2011 at 4:52am

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chux88

on June 11, 2011 at 7:17pm

Wow... Thank you for this. Very interesting, completely worth it.

jimsander

on June 10, 2011 at 9:52am

Very important message. The details will already be familiar to many of the people likely to view the film. But it's put together in a *great* package, including interviews with respected thinkers (and actors) in the so-called extremist environmental movement. It's downright entertaining, but still sad when you think about the reality, and possibly a good first exposure to the ideas for many people.

Surely there will be controversy about this film, since it does basically advocate armed resistance to the progression of the current power structure. But the case is made very clearly why that is necessary.

Even if you ultimately disagree, it's worth watching. Just download it already.

Christian

on May 26, 2011 at 11:49pm

Sounds very interesting, watching tonight!

Vrollie

on May 22, 2011 at 3:34pm

Really going to check this out. Looks promising.

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