Directed by ML Lincoln
USA, 2014
123 minutes

Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey’s anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced the radical environmental movement. Through interviews, archival footage and reenactments, the film captures the characters and the outrage of Abbey and his friends — the original eco-warriors.

Pioneers of ‘monkeywrenching ‘ they created a radical blueprint for wrenching the system. In the early ‘80s direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity. With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-profile publicity stunts, the group became a target of the FBI.

Wrenched captures the passing of Edward Abbey’s legacy from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation and asks the question, how far are we willing go to defend our precious environment?