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a documentary film about imprisoned environmental activist jeff luers

On June 16, 2000, environmental activist Jeff Luers set fire to three sports utility vehicles at an auto dealership in Eugene, Oregon to protest global warming. Despite the fact that no-one was injured or endangered by this action, Luers was sentenced to 22 years and eight months in prison with no possibility of parole, a sentence many times longer than is usually given for arson. Luers has since become a symbol to environmental and human rights activists of the United States federal government's desire to stifle the radical environmental movement. The film covers the history of Jeff Luers' life, conviction and continued activism from within prison with a collection of interviews with activists, legal experts, environmentalists and Luers himself.

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Added by frymaster on November 26, 2006