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Screening at The Sequoias

Rebel Phyllis Faber and Nancy Kelly presented Rebels to 80+ people at The Sequoias in San Francisco. Many had hiked on the lands in the film, others remembered Congressman Phil Burton and the battles featured in the film. Special thanks to Beau Blanchard from The California Film Institute and Candiece Milford from The Sequoias.

Teaching Sociology review

“An informative and well-crafted examination of a somewhat unknown chapter of the American environmental movement. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level sociology courses. Students will appreciate the courage, strategy, and fortitude that these people demonstrated to win campaigns for the most unprecedented amount of green space, close to an urban center, in the entire world. Restores one’s faith in the potential efficacy of social movements, even in the face of what appeared to be insurmountable odds.”
—Jeneve R. Brooks, Teaching Sociology

Elizabeth Williams, Oregon Shores

“With the attempts on a national level to takeover federal/public lands, US forests etc., the message of this documentary needs to be seen, heard, taken to the hearts of the citizenry in every state.”

Where to pick up a DVD

Kenji & Nancy at the Alcatraz Island Bookstore

Kenji & Nancy at  Alcatraz Island

Here are all the Bay Area locations where you can find Rebels for sale:

  • Point Reyes Books
  • A Bicycle Odyssey
  • Copperfields Books
  • Point Reyes National Seashore – Bear Valley Visitor Center
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Warming Hut
  • Muir Woods Visitor’s Center
  • Lands End Visitor’s Center
  • Bridge Pavilion Visitor’s Center
  • Alcatraz Visitor’s Center
  • Fort Point Visitor’s Center
  • Nicasio Valley Cheese Company Creamery Store

Planning Magazine

“Importantly, for urban and regional planners, the film is unequivocal about exactly why these lands need preservation: all too often — both then and now — natural areas are consumed by rampant and poorly planned residential sprawl.”
—Ezra Haber Glenn, Professor
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Times Herald

“‘I work equally hard on every film. When something starts to move the way ‘Rebels’ has, all you can do is try and keep up with it,’ Kelly said.”
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Record Bee, Lake County News

“This film will inspire and energize you for the continuing work to be done…to protect and preserve the critical open spaces and habitats in our own communities.”

Nadine de Coteau, Marketing Director, Earthjustice

“Rebels tells the story of how vision, advocacy, community action, commitment, political will and strategy can work together to outwit and outmaneuver even the richest, most powerful factions. It’s a reminder that a strong coalition of “regular people’ can achieve a truly ambitious goal for our country. That lesson is worth noting, especially given the influence money has on our political system today.”
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