First 100 Days: Black Ice

Part two of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's film suggestion: Black Ice.



Director Maarten van Rouveroy chronicles Greenpeace’s epic fight to stop the first ever Arctic drilling in 2013.

What starts out as  as a peaceful protest, turns into a sinister international incident when the Russian police seize the crew at gunpoint.

‘The Arctic 30’ are threatened with 15 year prison sentences.

Why is this relevant?

The new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the former head of ExxonMobil.  

A former climate denier, he recognized that the melting arctic ice made it possible to drill in the Black Sea.

He has deep ties with the Russian government and negotiated the deal with Rosneft to start the drilling, which is precisely what Greenpeace and the Arctic 30 were protesting. 

How to watch the film?

Black Ice is available online.

(There is no fee. Press play button on the main image)

Looking for more film suggestions? Check out the rest of our First 100 Days: Green Film Guide.