Protest: A Modern Gangster Tale

Protest: A Modern Gangster Tale

Directed by Lindsey Ofrias

Protest: A Modern Gangster Tale tells the story of how the Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law designed to take down the mafia, became a key tool for corporations to silence and intimidate environmental and racial justice activists. By following the interlocking stories of Amazonian villagers, Black Lives Matter activists, and Standing Rock water protectors as they defend themselves against charges of organized crime, Protest: A Modern Gangster Taleshows precedent in the making that has severe implications for democracy and our ability to stand up for a cause.