Rebellion

Rebellion

Czech premiere

What’s behind the start, success and slip-ups of one of today’s most visible climate movements? The film tracks Extinction Rebellion’s controversial steps, also revealing the flaws that gnaw away at the initial zeal for fighting for a common goal.

In 2019, when Extinction Rebellion blocked London's main roads in the name of protecting the climate, very few thought their resolve would force the British government to act against climate collapse. The movement, now with supporters and autonomous branches across the world (including the Czech Republic), acts on the principle of civil disobedience and non-violent resistance. The film sheds light on how this type of activism works and on the British government’s reaction. It also uses the story of Roger Hallam, one of the movement’s founders, and his daughter, in order to show how deep commitment to a cause can overflow into an activist’s personal life.

Impact

From its place of origin in Great Britain, the Extinction Rebellion movement has gradually spread to various parts of the world. The roots of the movement based around the charismatic but ambiguous leader Roger Hallam are mapped by the documentary Rebellion. After watching it, you can assess how the Czech version of the movement compares to the original. If you want to help or join these activists, take a look at their website and think about ways to encourage the Czech Republic to improve its approach to climate issues. https://www.extinctionrebellion.cz/darujte https://extinctionrebellion.uk/donate

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About the film

Great Britain
2021 / 82 min.

Director
Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sánchez Bellot

Language
English

Subtitles
Czech

Director

Maia Kenworthy

Maia Kenworthy

2021 - Rebellion
Elena Sánchez Bellot

Elena Sánchez Bellot

2021 - Rebellion

Screenings

25. 3.
18:30 h
Praha: Světozor MS
27. 3.
15:00 h
Praha: Atlas VS
Discussion
Kateřina Davidová, analyst Europeum, Centre for Transport and Energy
Anna Mírková, member of Extinction Rebellion CZ
29. 3.
19:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna VS
CSL Interpretation
Discussion
Farhana Yamin, protagonist

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