The Relectant Radical

The Reluctant Radical follows Ken Ward for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with shutting down tars sands oil into Washington state on October 11, 2016. It also features other valve turners and many in our community.

Director Lindsey Grayzel, co-producer Deia Schlosberg and cinematographer Carl Davis were three of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists on October 11, 2016.

The Seattle premier of The Reluctant Radical will be combined with a welcome home party for Michael Foster.  August 15th at Central Cinema.  This event will fill up fast -- get tickets now.

View the trailer, and book your community screening here.

Climate Direct Action Videos

the short film "Valve Turners" by filmmaker Steve Liptay

featured selection of Wild & Scenic and American Conservation Film Festivals


meet writer, poet, activist Emily Johnston


meet educator, activist, and Plant for the Planet advocate Michael Foster


Michael Foster and Sam Jessup, trial re-cap


meet Raging Granny Annette Klapstein


meet father, grand father, and 350 Eugene co-founder Leonard Higgins


Leonard Higgins trial re-cap


Leonard Higgins Montana Trial


Michael Foster, film by Connie Barlow


Emily Johnston sermon, Withdrawing Consent


Michael Foster sermon in Goleta


Ken Ward Climate Change sermon, North Shore UCC Woodinville, WA


Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein, "Withdrawing Consent"

video by Connie Barlow







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