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 (to be updated)

Alkmaar
in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
in Kriterion*
Apeldoorn
in Gigant
Arnhem
in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
in MIMIK
Enschede
in Concordia
Groningen
in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
in Kijkhuis*
Maastricht
in Lumière Cinema*
Middelburg
in Cinema Middelburg*
Nijmegen
in LUX
Utrecht
in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
in Movie W*