CrimethInc. Guerilla Film Series, Vol.1
Two-Disc Set, 312 Minutes (5 hr. 12 min.)
Our first DVD release features two discs in a deluxe digipak, loaded with some of the best films in modern anarchist filmmaking: three feature-length documentaries (Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and The Miami Model) and five short films (three documenting various thinktank experiments and two CrimethInc. essays brought to life by SubMedia).
New commentary tracks recorded by the filmmakers are included for the films Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and Auto-Revision. All films are in English. All three features have subtitles in Spanish and English, additionally The Miami Model has Portuguese subtitles. Disc Two features computer-accessible DVD-ROM content including MP3s, PDFs, and other assorted documentation & reading materials.
An eclectic mix of activists take a stand to protect an old growth forest from logging at Warner Creek in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon, blockading the logging road and repelling the State Police. Over months a community builds around the illegal blockade as it develops into the Cascadia Free State and similar actions spread across the region. Years after its release, Pickaxe has become a classic document of the potential for grassroots direct action to achieve victory against the forces of both government and big business. Lovingly crafted by the participants themselves, the film expertly presents every moment, from confrontation to celebration. Includes new commentary track by filmmakers Tim Lewis and Tim Ream. [94 min.]
BREAKING THE SPELL
An hour-long look at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and the anarchists who traveled there to set a new precedent for militant confrontation, this documentary picks up where Pickaxe left off. Filmed in the thick of the action, including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes, it captures a moment when world history was up for grabs. Includes new commentary track by filmmakers Tim Lewis, Tim Ream & Sir Chuck A. Rock. [63 min.]
THE MIAMI MODEL
Against the prescribed template of paramilitary oppression, information warfare, and profit above all values, activists converge in Miami to demonstrate grassroots resistance, creative action, and international solidarity—a clash between competing visions of globalization, soon to be known as the Miami Model. Indymedia activists shot hundreds of hours documenting the 2003 FTAA protests in Miami and shaped it into a documentary that cuts through the mass media blackout to reveal the brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as the inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami. [91 min.]
FIVE SHORT FILMS
An hour of shorts with three documented thinktank experiments and two CrimethInc. essays recreated for the screen by SubMedia.
Safetybike [3 min.]
How to Turn a Bicycle into a Record Player (includes original version and new 21st century version) [13 min.]
Auto Re-Vision (includes new commentary track by participants Mark, Etta & James) [26 min.]
Join the Resistance, Fall in Love [17 min.]
Why I Love Shoplifting From Big Corporations [5 min.]
[Wholesale copies are $6 each]
50¢ from every DVD set sold goes to
South American independent media projects.
NTSC Format and Region-Free (Region 0). Please make sure you can play this type of DVD before ordering from outside the U.S. Usually in areas where NTSC is not supported, DVDs will play on computers and/or special universal systems.
How can we fit so much video onto just two DVDs without having low-quality video? Both discs used in this set are dual-layer discs (aka DVD-9) which have nearly double the storage capacity of standard single-layer discs while still being 100% compatible with all DVD players. All video was two-pass encoded at high-quality bitrates. Hey, if Hollywood can fit 200 minutes onto one disc (Lord of the Rings, for example), we can too.
DVD-ROM contents are accessible on your computer in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X —this is the directory of contents:
cookbook_selected_texts.pdf » A forty-page selection of six pertinent sections from our anarchist cookbook Recipes for Disaster: Affinity Groups, How to Turn a Bicycle Into a Record Player, Blocs, Black & Otherwise, Blockades & Lockdowns, Thinktanks, and How to Join CrimethInc.
fighting_for_our_lives.pdf » Our 24-page anarchist primer discusses, in simple language, what is anarchist in everyday life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded.
harbinger_5.pdf » The fifth issue of our free propaganda tabloid Harbinger begins, thematically, where the last one left off, on the morning of September 11th, 2001 when the terrain of the struggle for total liberation suddenly shifted, and works from there forward to the present day.
hunter_gatherer_1.pdf » Our journal of folklore and folkwar, a 24-page tabloid complete with fantastic tales and death-defying essays featuring several thinktank spotlights.
posters » Print-resolution, 11x17 versions of several posters we have printed over the years: Behind Our Masks We Are You, Iraq is a Graveyard for America, Free Trade is a Contradiction, Stop Me Before I Kill Again, When Will It End?, War On Terrorism/Drugs, Bush: For Terrorism, Your Leaders Can’t Protect You, Join The War Against Terrorism, Resistance is Fertile, Where Are We Going?, Everyone Has A.D.D. But the Computers.
mp3s » High-bitrate MP3s from records that we have released and/or are used on these DVDs: into the eyeless sockets of the night by catharsis, defeat by requiem, nothin’ to say by sandman, courage and a brick by the spectacle, interlude by ümlaüt, and le ceran baci by zegota.
reading_library_english » A very large, if basic, reading library of published CrimethInc. texts, double-click the index.html file to enter the library.
reading_library_espanol » A large, if basic, reading library of published CrimethInc. texts translated into Spanish, double-click the index.html file to enter the library.
thinktank_pdfs » PDF versions of the original zines that were published alongside thinktank experiments VI & VIII.
pamphlets » Copy-ready versions of a few of the zines we have published: Forget Terrorism, Wasted Indeed, 12 Myths about Direct Action, Worker Bulletin #47, DIY Guide #1, Dropping Out.
logos » High-resolution TIFFs of all our logos (so far): bullet, boat, hand, sledge, and pfmag.