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Tue, 08 Nov



ZERO Climate Cinema: Rebellion + Q&A with the Director

ZERO is proud to host a screening of 'Rebellion' followed by an in-person Q&A with Co-Director Maia Kenworthy! Rebellion is the first documentary to tell the story of Extinction Rebellion.

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ZERO Climate Cinema: Rebellion + Q&A with the Director
ZERO Climate Cinema: Rebellion + Q&A with the Director

Time & Location

08 Nov 2022, 19:30 – 22:00

ZERO, Friary St, Guildford GU1 4EH, UK

About the Event

ZERO Climate Cinema are thrilled to be offering this film screening, which will be followed by a live in-person Q&A with Co-Director Maia Kenworthy!

Doors Open : 7pm

Film Starts : 7:30pm

Q&A : 9pm

Rebellion is the first feature-length documentary to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Extinction Rebellion, following a group of unlikely allies as they come together to confront the climate and ecological emergency.

Rebellion follows the journey of XR co-founders as well as Farhana Yamin, an international environmental lawyer who played a key role in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement, as she decides to break the law for the first time in her life. After decades of UN climate negotiations, Farhana is determined to sound the alarm and see governments act. As Farhana says in the film: “I’d come into the UN system thinking it’s a fair fight - we’ve got science and law and economic analysis. But you had intensive lobbying from the fossil fuel industries, and the financial industries that support them, and it wasn’t a fair fight.”

In April 2019, XR brings London to a standstill as thousands take part in the biggest act of civil disobedience since the Suffragettes. Within days of the protests, a climate emergency is declared by the UK Parliament and climate change is propelled to the heart of public debate. Many countries around the world, from Canada to Bangladesh, follow suit declaring emergencies.

Yet as XR becomes a global phenomenon, internal tensions rise. Here we see XR Youth come to the fore, calling out the power imbalances of the group. For them, climate change is not just an environmental issue but is rooted in - and reinforces - social inequalities.

Rebellion crucially tells a story about the health of our democracy, as we witness moves to restrict the power of peaceful protest - including a government bill threatening 10 year jail sentences for those causing ‘serious annoyance or inconvenience.’ The moment of protest freedoms depicted in the film may soon be impossible.

Check out the trailer here!


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