Friday, January 10th, 2014 || 6:00–9:00 PM
Come to the First Unitarian Church of Chicago—5650 S Woodlawn—on January 10th for a NATO 3 fundraiser. We will be screening the documentary “Informant,” which chronicles Brandon Darby’s transition from being a prominent activist in Austin to working with the FBI. After, we’ll hear from a member of the NATO 5 Defense Committee about the case of the NATO 3, who go to trial on trumped up terrorism charges on January 13th.
$5 suggested donation, & all donations go to the NATO 3 legal defense fund.
Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTlnlam8ZYM
“Informant” examines Brandon Darby, a radical activist turned FBI informant who has been both vilified and deified, but never entirely understood.
In 2005, Darby became an overnight activist hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic flood waters to rescue a friend stranded in the Ninth Ward. Soon after, he became a founding member of Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization. After two young activists were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby shocked close friends and activists nationwide by revealing he had been instrumental in the indictment as an FBI informant.
As the only film with access to Darby since his public confession, “Informant” meticulously constructs a portrait of his life—before and after the death threats—through interviews with Darby and tense re-enactments starring the man himself. Darby’s version of events are accompanied and often contradicted by commentary from acquaintances and expert commentators on various points along the political spectrum.