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Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws

Producers Lauren Simpson


For a year the filmmaker submerged herself in documenting the secret activities of environmental direct action activists in the UK. The result is a behind the scenes portrait of a community of actively engaged citizens who aren’t prepared to sit back and allow the destruction of the world’s ecosystems and climate. The individuals in the film have picked up the mantle of civil disobedience and direct action — chaining themselves to aeroplanes, super-gluing themselves to bank trading floors, and attacking coal power stations en-masse. Their adventures will entertain, illuminate and inspire.

About The Team

Emily James (Director) studied documentary directing at the National Film and Television School, where her student films won international awards. Her first broadcast commission was The Luckiest Nut in the World (Channel 4). The die was cast, and a string of inventive and experimental television productions and films have followed, including her highly subversive series staring a cast of hand puppets (Don’t Worry, Channel 4) and her involvement as Executive Producer on films such as What Would Jesus Drive? and The Age of Stupid.

Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws is a Cinereach grantee.