The Reluctant Radical

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USA | 2018 | 77 minutes | Lindsey Grayzel

Opens November 6, 2018

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. The film follows Ken through a series of civil disobedience direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. Facing 20 years in prison for his actions, the film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one's moral calling.

Film subject Ken Ward and filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel will be in attendance for a Q&A with the audience following the screening.

  • Director: Lindsey Grayzel
  • Principal Cast: Ken Ward
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 77 minutes
  • Language: English