On The Table Read, “the best arts entertainment magazine in the UK“, Demand Film announces the release of the documentary CONSCIENTIOUS PROTECTORS: A STORY OF REBELLION AGAINST EXTINCTION, about the passionate and fearless environmentalist group, in UK cinemas from 25th July.
Documenting the incredible story of how Extinction Rebellion took over central London in 2019, bringing it to a grinding halt and refusing to leave until their list of demands were met, the film introduces the founders of the movement and details their audacious plan to hold the city to ransom until the powers that be agreed to help avert the impending climate catastrophe.
Director Leigh Broomfield says: “With exclusive access to the Extinction Rebellion movement, this fly on the wall documentary tells their story. This monumental feat took months and months of planning, and we followed the key co-founders of XR, Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Clare Farrell, Stuart Basden and Larch Maxey through the planning and onto the streets. This film delves into the inner workings of XR’s decision making, their methods, their stresses and strains, as they took hold of five sites in London during the April 15th rebellion.”
With all the tension of a heist thriller, as the countdown to the rebellion starts, the film is also an inspiring portrait of people prepared to risk and sacrifice in order to make a change for the better – defying authority and corporate might with breathtaking courage.
This is the untold story of how in April 2019 Extinction Rebellion rallied the largest civil disobedience of a generation, holding London to ransom for 10 days, forcing the government to meet and discuss their three demands to avert the climate crisis.
CONSCIENTIOUS PROTECTORS: A STORY OF REBELLION AGAINST EXTINCTION WILL BE RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON 25th JULY
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