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Rising Tide Film Screening: "Just Do It- A Tale of Modern Outlaws"
Date Wednesday April 25
Time 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco
(Near 7th and Folsom, Sherman runs parallel to 7th between Folsom and Harrison)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorRising Tide North America
Emailsparki [at] riseup.net
Phone415-235-0596
Film Screening:"Just Do It- a tale of modern-day outlaws" with director Emily James

From Tim DeChristopher's derailing of a federal land auction in Utah to the Tar Sands Action in Washington D.C. to Rising Tide chapters fighting fracking, coal and tar sands across the U.S., direct action in the climate movements is spreading throughout the continent.

Now a new film detailing the inside story of similar actions in the U.K. is touring the U.S. Over the course of one eventful year, director Emily James gained access to a group of environmental activists using non-violent direct action in the UK climate movement. They blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks, despite the very real threat of arrest.

Now in San Francisco, Rising Tide North America is delighted to host, with the New Nothing Cinema, "Just Do It- a tale of modern-day outlaws" and it's director Emily James. Discussion following the screening with director Emily James.

Weds, April 25th 2012
8 p.m.

New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco
(Near 7th and Folsom, Sherman runs parallel to 7th between Folsom and Harrison)

Free and open to the public.

This is, as always, a Participatory Cinema Event. Please bring drinks, snacks, criticisms & ideas to share.

WHAT:Film Screening:"Just Do It- a tale of modern-day outlaws" with director Emily James
WHERE: New Nothing Cinema, 16 Sherman Street, San Francisco
WHEN: Weds, April 25th 2012, 8pm
CONTACT: Scott, sparki [at] riseup.net. 415-235-0596
ADMINISSION: Free (like we're gonna be)
MORE INFO: http://justdoitfilm.com/

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Just Do It - a tale of modern-day outlaws

For one eventful year, Emily James gained unprecedented access to film a group of environmental activists seeking results through nonviolent ‘direct action’ campaigns across England. Embedded in the activists’ clandestine activities, Emily captured the triumphs, setbacks, secret planning sessions, and feverish passion of a group of animated, engaging characters. They blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks, despite the very real threat of arrest.

Meet Marina, whose enthusiasm for her cause is infectious as she solves the world’s major problems one cup of tea at a time; Sally, Cambridge student and budding activist sees mass civil disobedience as her contribution to prove that the laws are unjust; Sophie, the artist activist, is committed to turning the tired political system on its head by starting her own political party and live art project; Rowan takes control of his life by taking on capitalism via direct action protests at coal plants, airports, the Copenhagen Climate Summit and the climate camp at London’s G20 summit, and Lily, the UK’s ‘Green Campaigner of the Year’, whose grassroots resistance takes her into local communities to empower and educate.

The secret direct action captured in Just Do It has now gone mainstream with the thousands who have joined and created their own local Occupy movements. It is everyday people, citizens of the world who are fed up with critical situations that are stepping up to make real change happen through the coordination of non-violent direct actions and self-managed alternatives.

Just Do It aims to give all who partake or flirt with the idea of civil disobedience an accessible tool to infect and inform others.

Let us help you find your inner outlaw.
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This event is organized by Rising Tide North America. Rising Tide North America is an all volunteer climate justice network with over 50 chapters and local contacts that works to confront the root causes of climate change.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Apr 14th, 2012 2:07 PM

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