by A. Greene
END:CIV, an independent film that points out the environmental destruction of civilization, will be screening at Dry River Collective, 740 N. Main St., on Wednesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. The director, Franklin Lopez, will be present during and after the film to answer questions.
To learn more about the film, check out the END:CIV website.
About the director:
Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, López hosts “It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine," the world's most subversive news show. In 2005, his post-Katrina video remix “George Bush Don’t Like Black People” reached a million people and got a nod from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Wired Magazine listed subMedia.TV in its top ten online video sites in 2006, the same year López was hired to produce Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!
"Franklin López is a fantastically talented filmmaker who has created a powerful and important film about the most important topic ever: how to stop this culture from killing the planet." — Derrick Jensen
"By far, the most routinely-praised contemporary media activist is Franklin López. His shows and films not only possess a distinctive look and feel, but they also contain a wicked sense of humor … López’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 Robé, Pop Matters