Ordinary decent activists
in Copenhagen, the film’s producer is arrested, bicycles are confiscated and attempts at reason are met with: “We have our orders: we don’t know what reasons but we have our orders.”
James’s thrilling film takes us through stirring actions and protester etiquette: how they organise themselves into bricks and affinity groups, how they evade detection and how they attempt to prevent incidents such as the unlawful killing of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 summit protests.
Far from being the naive, humourless cranks the mainstream media would have us believe, all the protesters interviewed are aware their efforts will most likely amount to nothing. But they’d still rather be doing something just the same.
Environmental activists meet an immovable force