Filmed on location at Golden Gate Park / San Francisco CA
Performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead * Anti-Flag * Saul Williams * Marie Daulne/Zap Mama * RadioActive
Featuring Michael Franti * Dr. Angela Y. Davis * Woody Harrelson * Dennis Kucinich * Molly Engelhart * Julia Butterfly Hill * Wavy Gravy * Robert Greenwald * Medea Benjamin * Mario Hardy * Eddie Modestini * Papa Pretty * Diamond Dave * Frank Scura * John Helms * Andy Flag * Saul Williams * Keith Knight * Marie Daulne * Victor Sila * Sean Huze
On Saturday, September 8th, musician and filmmaker Michael Franti with Guerrilla Management present the 9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
The Festival began humbly in 1998 as an international day of art and culture in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The name and date "911" were chosen to call attention to the emergency status of Mumia's impending execution. PTTP has since expanded, showing support for all prisoners on death row, and speaking out against the exponential growth of the prison industrial complex.
When the attacks of September 11th, 2001 occurred, the festival took on a new significance, serving both as a day of remembrance for the lives lost in the tragedy as well as a day in which Northern Californians called for and end to all bombing around the globe. The 2002 and 2003 events offered a space for healing and compassion for all the people killed or displaced by terrorism and the war on terrorism. In 2004 the festival was themed "Stand up and be Counted," encouraging people to get out and vote. 2005's festival, themed "Bring 'Em Home," emphasized that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home now, and drew upwards of 50,000 attendees participating in a day of music, art and social justice.