Just Do It - a tale of modern-day outlaws

In 2009, director Emily James was given access to a group of environmental activists seeking results through direct action campaigns throughout England. What resulted was a film that gives you a unique look into the world of illegal activism, including its successes and failures, through animated, endearing characters and their interviews, all with the same goals in their hearts - to fight capitalism and raise awareness about the environment.

 

Directors

Emily James

Country

UK

Year

2011

Running Time

90 mins

Watch the Film

justdoitfilm.com

   

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Just Do ItIn 2009, director Emily James was given access to a group of environmental activists seeking results through direct action campaigns throughout England. What resulted was a film that gives you a unique look into the world of illegal activism through animated, endearing characters and their interviews, all with the same goals in their hearts - to fight capitalism and raise awareness about the environment.

Focusing on different groups that concentrate on building awareness regarding violated environmental rights and legislation, Just Do It will strike a chord with any Occupy Wall Street supporters and followers. This film is an inside look at the planning of occupations and direct action movements, including all of the illegal risks involved in its success and potential failures. Main characters are thoughtful and eloquent in their interviews and the documentary really shows the struggle that comes with standing against capitalistic-fueled enterprises wanting nothing standing in the way of their profit.

Screening:  March 7, 2012 at New People Cinema. USA Premiere // Festival Closing Night.

Discussion with: Emily James, director; Laura Shacham, assistant producer; Jamie Henn, Co-Founder, 350.org