November

Rebellion

Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sánchez Bellot

Fascinating look inside climate action group Extinction Rebellion. From its exuberant and disruptive public actions based on civil disobedience and non-violence, to its inner tensions and personality clashes. As the authorities’ stance becomes more aggressive, differences within the group come to a boiling point.

‘Disruption, that’s the key thing,’ says charismatic Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam. As an organic farmer, Hallam experienced the consequences of climate change when the increasingly irregular weather caused crop failures and layoffs. Within a year of its foundation in 2018, Extinction Rebellion got the idea of a ‘climate emergency’ to the top of the worldwide political agenda.

Rebellion follows the group from its inception to the breakthrough and jubilant ‘April Rebellion’ of 2019, and beyond. We see them blocking strategic traffic points and gluing themselves to the Shell offices, following Hallam’s adage: ‘If you’re not in prison, you’re not resistance’. At the same time, inner tensions increase as different strategies, styles and personalities clash. Eventually, Hallam himself becomes a source of discontent – not in the least from his daughter Savannah.

Credits

Director
Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sánchez Bellot
Type
Documentary
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Language
English
Subtitles
English
*Theaters with a Q&A or side programme in English.

Theater dates and times

Alkmaar
Tue 8 Nov at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 14 Nov at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 2 Nov at 19:30 in Kriterion*
Apeldoorn
Tue 8 Nov at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Tue 1 Nov at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
Thu 10 Nov at 19:30 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 13 Nov at 16:30 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Mon 28 Nov at 20:00 in MIMIK
Enschede
Mon 21 Nov at 19:30 in Concordia
Gouda
Tue 22 Nov at 20:00 in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Mon 7 Nov at 20:30 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 8 Nov at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 14 Nov at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Maastricht
Mon 14 Nov at 19:30 in Lumière Cinema*
Middelburg
Mon 14 Nov at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Utrecht
Mon 14 Nov in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 15 Nov at 19:30 in Movie W*
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