Thursday, June 23, 2011

Challenging Power - Official Trailer

"Challenging Power" is a short film which documents a successful boycott campaign in Olympia, WA. US Campaign member groups Rachel Corrie Foundation, Olympia-Rafah Sister Cities Project, Last Word Books and Olympia Friends Meeting, all took part in this momentous and successful campaign which is chronicled in the film.



On July 15, 2010, the Olympia Food Co-op became the first grocery store in the United States to boycott Israeli products. The board of directors made the consensus decision with encouragement from member activists. The Co-op has 15,000 members and operates two stores in Olympia, WA–the hometown of Rachel Corrie.
Challenging Power is a series of reflections on the decision to boycott, its significance, and the role it plays in the process of social change.