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Just Do It

Synopsis
Emily James spent over a year embedded in environmental direct action groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their clandestine activities. She went over fence, through mud, in daylight and twilight, to capture over 300 hours of footage. After a year of editing this film emerged. The film is a story of people standing up for what they believe in and making themselves heard. But it was a story that needed to be told without the creative constraints of traditional production models or the editorial control of big investors. Staying true to its principles, this totally independent film was made possible thanks to the generosity of almost 500 crowd funders, an army of over 100 volunteers, a slate of indie film giants, and a handful of foundation grants.

25 minutes of DVD extras include deleted scenes that didn’t make it in to the final cut; video from behind the scenes of the "making-of" including the crowd-funding appeal; three secret short films from the world of Climate Camp.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Documentation
Further information on the film and its production at
http://justdoitfilm.com/about
Subjects
Environmental science; Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
environmental campaigning; political campaigns; independent film; direct action - political

Credits

Director
Emily James

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£4.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

Justdoitfilm

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
Name

Left Field Films

Email
http://www.leftfieldcinema.com/contact
Web
http://www.leftfieldcinema.com/ External site opens in new window

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