In light of recent Trump executive orders, including one to psuh through DAPL, it no longer seems sensible to wait to schedule "Flowers for Peace" (the election documentary), or "War of North Dakota" (about the pipeline fight). So, we are actively seeking venues, (anywhere in the US or Canada), to screen both docs.
April 3rd - 7-9PM "War of North Dakota" University of New Hampshire
April 5th "War of North Dakota" Grassi Museum of Ethnography, Leipzig, Germany, (Time TBA)
"Flowers for Peace" (Rough Cut) It started by bringing flowers to strangers and praying for peace with Jeb Bush. But, ultimately this film documents the civil unrest and violence recorded at a total of 40 Trump events. While, there are plenty of comical interactions, like singing with Governor John Kasich and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, it is the interactions with Trump and his supporters in the wake of Trump's election that are today the most relevant. Trump calls on Webber to recite scripture. Webber replies with verses critical of Trump. Trump blows it off and his supports attack Webber. At the next rally, Trump staff and police team up to throw Webber over a table, for the sin of asking Trump about the previous attack. Webber is arrested. Meanwhile the media is silent. Webber continues to be ejected and arrested, (for the crime of having flowers). As things evolve, Webber and friends are raided by the FBI and ICE agents during the RNC. There was no warrant, but the agents entered the home with guns out, and denied it-- and it is all caught on tape. Finally, on the eve of the inauguration, Webber is stopped by Capitol Police in Washington DC, "for having a bomb." No one will be surprised to find out, all Webber had was flowers. This is what it is like to speak the truth in Donald Trump's America.
"The War of North Dakota" (Rough cut) highlights the actions on the Backwater Bridge and nearby locations at the Standing Rock Reservation and NoDAPL protests leading up to a brutal night in which the Morton County Sheriff's department unleashed rubber bullets, concussion grenades, tear gas and freezing water-cannons on the people of Standing Rock and their environmentalist allies, resulting in 300 injuries. There was widespread hypothermia, the loss of eye-sight (with Sioux-Z Dundon), and a woman (Sophia Wilansky), who lost the use of her arm-- both were injured by explosives launched at the crowd by the police. DM on Twitter. @RodWebber
Oct 14th - 12PM "Flowers for Peace" New Hampshire Film Fest
Whether praying for peace with Jeb Bush and John McCain, or getting roughed up by Donald Trump's staff, or stopped and arrested by the police everywhere I go, there's never a dull moment. Along the way, I brainstorm solutions for peace with Bernie Sanders and Dr. Jill Stein, and hang out with libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in drag. I even sing a David Bowie duet with John Kasich and serenade Governor Chris Christie with political satirist Vermin Supreme.
We also have some very serious discussions about the cake of hate Donald Trump has cooked up with Consul General to Mexico Daniel Hernandez Joseph, BLM activists Mercutio Southall, & Sahedra Amen, and Black-Queer Activist Ashley Williams.
Conversely, I speak to prominent Alt-right figures such as white-nationalist Jared Taylor, white nationalist Matthew Heimbach and Andrew Hallinan, the owner of the "Anti-Muslim gun shop" who infamously sold George Zimmerman's confederate flag painting.
Things come to a head at the RNC when right wing talk show host Alex Jones falsely accuses us on his show of throwing bottles of urine at police, and the FBI, Homeland security and ICE agents surprise us with a guns-out, warrantless raid while we slept.
Other appearances by Dr. Cornel West, Cenk Uygur, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Michael Steele, Sarah Palin and many more.
You can see clips on my YouTube, or my Vine project, (with 17 million views and growing). Also check out my art book "The Garden of Voiceless Screams", from the 2012 election and "My America" which explores the issue of race in America in the wake of the 2008 election. If you want to take a ride in the wayback machine, check out "A Man Among Giants" from the 2006 election in Pawtucket, RI.
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Recently, my encounter with the anti-Islamic group BAIR was featured on NOW THIS, and achieved a bit of virality at over 700 thousand views. I was at a Donald Trump rally in Dallas, TX, and saw the men at the protest, standing with their AR-15s, and I decided to have a friendly chat, while I put flowers in the barrels of their guns, (recreating the iconic Bernie Boston photo of the Civil Rights era. The Dallas Morning News snapped a photo, which inititally went viral, leading to an article, leading to my video getting picked up.
We must embrace transformation, and step into the future. Where eliminating our dependence on foreign oil will allow us to budget outreach. So that we can build houses and schools, rather than drop bombs and send Drone strikes. We must feed the poor as all major world religions advocate. Our growth and prosperity will be the world’s growth and prosperity. How a society (or in our case a superpower) treats the least of the world’s citizen’s is how history will judge us. Our generosity will make us great. I ask every American citizen to look into their heart and ask, how can we make the world better? This is how we will forge a new era of peace and prosperity.
VALDOSTA SPEAKS (The students of VSU talk about the Trump rally ejection)
Statement regarding "NO LABELS" incident, (and arrest during Trump Q&A).
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Second appearance on "Watching the Hawks" with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace VIDEO
Dr. Jill Stein (Green Party candidate)
Wes Clark Jr. at Standing Rock (Photo by Matthias Sheer)
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Interviewing Ashley Williams on her confrontation of Hillary Clinton regarding the term "super-predator." VIDEO
Appearing on "Dan Yorke State of Mind" (Fox Providence) VIDEO
Atlanta Trump rally: Ejected for agreeing with The Pope and wearing "Love all immigrants" shirt.
Bringing flowers to Donald Trump... for which Rod Webber is assaulted by supporters. (VIDEO)
Dr. Cornel West
Washington Post: Assaulted by Trump Staff. Later Arrested. VIDEO
"Webber schools Huckabee on the Bible" (Featured on The Young Turks.) VIDEO
Second feature on TYT (VIDEO)
Interviewing BLM activist Mercutio Southall regarding his ejection at Trump rally.
Featured on CBS Atlanta at a John Kasich event. VIDEO
Appearing on WPRO to talk about scuffle at Trump rally
Featured a 2nd time on CBS Atlanta at a Ted Cruz rally. VIDEO
Candidate Rocky DeLa Fuente
Gov. Scott Walker
Ejected from Trump rally in Georgia
Appearing on the Mike Butler Midday Show on WEMF
Activist/ Lawyer Marty Rosenbluth speaks about Trump protest.
Blogger Kevin Bowe shares his experiences on the campaign trail.
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