Home Video StoreShopping Cart
Bidder 70
A film by Beth Gage and George Gage

73 minutes, color, English, 2013
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack

Regular Price: $24.95
Your Price: $12.48
You Save: 50%!
Watch on Apple TV



In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher monkey-wrenched the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill.

For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Bidder 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose willingness to sacrifice has ignited the climate justice movement.

Included on this official DVD is a special bonus feature: an extended question and answer session with Tim at the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City, following his release from prison.

Watch the Trailer


"A Warrior is Born! Tim DeChristopherís journey...resonates. Bidder 70...nails the way that a spontaneous act of courage can focus the mind and clarify an ideology. We hear...the mental gears of an activist clicking into place." -The New York Times

"Most inspiring! Brilliantly tells Timís story." -Huffington Post

"A shocking look at how far the energy industry and the government will go to crush just one voice." -Filmmaker Michael Moore

"A vivid illustration of citizen activism and its considerable personal risks. By the time youíve finished watching Bidder 70, youíll be left both angered and hopeful."
-The Hollywood Reporter

"One of the most courageous and principled civil disobedience activists in recent American history, standing in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr."
-The Unrepentant Marxist

" A gripping personal story that reveals just how bizarre and twisted our justice system can be. Tim DeChristopher is a true hero, and his story shows that one person who stands up for his beliefs can really make a difference." -About.com

"A beautifully told story of a heroís journey filled with passion and sacrifice that tugs at the head and heart to the final scene." -Jury, Traverse City Film Festival

Recommended Reading

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

Breaking the Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman

Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis by Vandana Shiva

The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth by Eric Polley


See details about this film's theatrical run.



Peaceful Uprising

Unitarian Universalist Ministry of Earth


Rising Tide North America

Chris Hayes interviews Tim DeChristopher on MSNBC, 5/15/13

Tim DeChristopher interviewed on Democracy Now!, 5/17/13

Tim DeChristopher interviewed on The Late Show with David Letterman, 6/25/13

Disc Features

●  Earth Day Q&A with Tim DeChristopher
●  5.1 Audio Option
●  Closed Captioning

You Might Also Like