First 100 Days: Bidder 70

Part five of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Bidder 70.


Student Tim DeChristopher successfully bid $1.7 million on unspoiled Federal land in Utah scheduled for federal oil and gas lease sales.

But he never intended to pay for it.

Instead, he served two years in a Federal penitentiary.

Why is this relevant?

Bidder 70 explores a gutsy act of civil disobedience by a modern day folk hero. DeChristopher didn’t exactly get away with his plan, but he gained a huge following and continues to inspire active resistance to environmental mayhem.

How to watch the film?

Bidder 70 is available on youtube.

There is a small rental fee, starting at $3.99.

Looking for more film suggestions? Check out the rest of our First 100 Days: Green Film Guide.