Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws (2012)

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For one eventful year, filmmaker Emily James gains unprecedented access to document the work of a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent direct-action campaigns across England. Embedded in the activists' clandestine activities, she captures the triumph, setbacks, secret planning sessions, and feverish passion of a group of remarkable characters. They blockade factories, attack coal power stations, and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks -- despite the very real threat of arrest.

There's Marina, who solves the world's problems one cup of tea at a time; Sally, the university student who uses civil disobedience to change unjust laws; Sophie, the artist-activist committed to transforming the political system by starting her own political party and art project; Rowan, who takes on capitalism via direct-action protests at coal plants, airports, the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and the climate camp at London's G20 summit; and Lily, the UK's 'Green Campaigner of the Year,' whose grassroots resistance takes her into local communities to empower and educate.

Just Do It gives us a thrilling inside look at the kinds of direct-action campaigns that are now sweeping the globe in local Occupy movements, showing us how everyday people can use the tools of civil disobedience to make meaningful change.

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