For anyone out there interested in culture jamming this is a must see film.  It has to do with hijacking consumer culture.  The film introduces us to some jammers that are wagging war against corporations over space and mindshare.

About the film:
Culturejam: Hijacking Commercial Culture delivers a fascinating rap on the 20th Century movement called Culture Jamming. Pranksters and subversive artists are causing a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare. Jammers, cultural commentators, a billboard advertiser and a constitutional lawyer take us on a wild roller coaster ride through the back streets of our mental environment. Stopping over in San Francisco, New York’s Times Square, and Toronto, we catch the jamming in action with Batman-inspired Jack Napier of the Billboard Liberation Front, Disney arch-enemy Reverend Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping and Media Tigress Carly Stasko. Culturejam asks: Is Culture Jamming civil disobedience? Senseless vandalism? The only form of self defense left? (

The film introduces us to some pretty eccentric jammers.

The Billboard Liberation Front is lead by Jack Napier who is a founding member of the BLF, which began in 1977.  The group hijacks San Francisco’s billboards with the belief that they are common property.

“There is really no free speech anymore – it’s all bought and paid for” – BLF

Carly Stasko a former U of T student is a media tigress and zine publisher of UNCOOL.  Ultimately, Stasko wants to have a dialogue where there currently is not one.  She feels that there is no set up for engagement or response in the mainstream media so essentially culture jammers are creating one.  She states the there is a constant war for space and mind share.

Reverend Billy Talen is a public space reclaimer for the Church of Stop Shopping.  He uses theatre activism to get his point across. In the film, he protests against Disney.


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