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|Direct Action Documentary Screening - "Just Do It"|
|Date||Wednesday April 25|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|New Nothing Cinema, 16 Sherman Street, San Francisco|
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Want a nice relaxing evening after all the hubbub of Occupying Wells Fargo on April 24th? Hang out with friends and comrades watching a new movie about direct action to stop climate change with snacks, drinks and lively conversation?
Rising Tide North America is excited to host director Emily James and screen her new film Just Do It on April 25th at the New Nothing Cinema, San Francisco. Just Do It is a new film detailing the inside story of actions in the U.K. 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. Synopsys below.
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 its director Emily James.
Discussion following the screening with Emily.
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
ADMISSION: Free; (A hat for Rising Tide may be passed afterwards)
MORE INFO: http://justdoitfilm.com/
Free and open to the public.
This is, as always, a Participatory Cinema Event. Please bring drinks, snacks, criticisms & ideas to share.
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.
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.