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Just Do It: an interview

I just published an interview with documentary maker Emily James on the Democracy Center’s ‘Getting Action’ blog. James is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has mostly focused on social and environmental justice issues (she was producer on The Age of Stupid, among many other interesting things). Her new film Just Do It documents a year spent within the normally very secretive UK climate change direct action movement. We talked about how she got access into that community, how it inspired (and continues to inspire) her – and what she hopes the film might inspire in those who see it.

Go to Getting Action to read the interview.

The film is an exciting and powerful portrait of people in the UK whom James rightly calls “heroes”. Screenings are currently being organised – and they are looking for people to host them. Links to how to get in touch and make this happen are at the bottom of the article.

UK Climate Camp activists occupy a police van at the 2009 G20 protests in London. Credit: Kristian Buus

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