This Week: Just Do It!: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws! & Deep Green Resistance Roadshow

Do you want to seel real change in the word and in the way we live on this planet?  Are you tired of hearing about species going extinct everyday, methane plumes in the Antarctic, dead zones in the ocean?  Would you like to meet more people like yourself, and create a reinvigorated movement.  If so, then you're in luck, because there are two events coming up this week in Chapel Hill for you!

Thursday  June 21st, free screening of the documentary film Just Do It! A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws 7 p.m.  405 W. Franklin St.@ Internationalist Books

Saturday June 23rd, a presentation by the Deep Green Resistance Roadshow from Wisconsin 7 p.m. @ Internationalist Books 405 W. Franklin St.

 Descriptions below:

Just Do It lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws.  Documented over a year, Emily James' film follows these activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest.

For one eventful year, Emily James was allowed unprecedented access to film the secretive world of environmental direct action. Two years later, Just Do It - a tale of modern-day outlaws hit the big screen. This is how it happened...

Emily James spent over a year embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their clandestine activities. She went over fence, through mud, in daylight and twilight, to capture over 300 hours of footage. That footage was lovingly crafted, moulded, pushed and pulled by Emily and editor James for over a year before the film you see today emerged.

The film is a story of people standing up for what they believe in and making themselves heard. But it was a story that needed to be told without the creative constraints of traditional production models or the editorial control of big investors. And so it was that Just Do It - the totally independent project - was born.

 

A Culture of Resistance Roadshow

Do you see the dire nature of the current environmental predicament? Do you feel the crushing imperative to alter the destructive course of industrial civilization before it's too late?

Deep Green Resistance presents A Culture of Resistance Roadshow. The Roadshow features a program put on by a traveling group of activists from the environmental and social justice organization Deep Green Resistance (DGR). DGR recognizes that the current structure of society-industrial civilization-is fundamentally unsustainable, and that no degree of small-scale remedial actions will stop the systematic destruction of the natural world. The Roadshow workshop will cover the inability of current efforts to truly address the fundamental contradictions of our modern struggles, and present concrete steps to an equitable, thriving future. This program is intended as a practical guide to effective activism, and will leave attendees feeling empowered to shift the course of history at this most critical juncture. There will be music, art, and informative presentations that will give activists the tools they need to make a difference in this struggle.

Join us in saying "No more ineffective activism!"

 

These two events are sponsored by Croatan Earth First!

www.croatanearthfirst.com

There will be discussion after both of these events to talk about local issues and how to protect our landbase here and abroad.  

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