Film “Challenging Power” documents Olympia Food Co-op BDS campaign

The short film “Challenging Power” by TrickleUp Films documents a successful BDS campaign in Olympia, Washington. It premiered in February this year at the 8th Annual Mideast Film Festival and is now available on DVD.

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.