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Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws

Emily James / United Kingdom / 2011 / 90 ' / English


Kurt Engfehr, James Leadbitter & Julian Rodd
Emily James
Dj Rubbish
Lauren Simpson & Laura Shacham
Shanshan Jiang
Nadia Yassine
Ayako Hirasawa
Ikuko Derry
Tatiane Feres
Veronica Spratley
Monica Coughlin
Amandine Olivier
Sibylle Mansour
Michela Magnani
Vasiliki Krikrona
Nuray Sümbültepe Keegan
Lalit Kumar
Art Director: Dr D
Executive Producers: Christo Hird, Chris Atkins, Emily James, Nik Powell, Dick Fontaine, Ciaran Mullaney & Gareth Mullaney

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: Colorado Environmental Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Sheffield Doc Fest, 2012
Official Selection: Branchage International Film Festival, 2011
Official Selection: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: San Fransisco Green Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: FICMA Environmental Film Festival, 2012
Nominated: The Sheffield Green Award, Sheffield Doc Fest, 2012
Honourable Mention: Mark Heslam Award, Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival, 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

A fun and feisty look at UK climate change activists who use direct action tactics between cups of tea.


JUST DO IT: A TALE OF MODERN-DAY OUTLAWS is a doc that lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws. Documented over a year, Emily James’ film follows these activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest.

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. And so it was that JUST DO IT – the totally independent project – was born.

Staying true to its principles, this film has been made possible thanks to the power of the crowd; the generosity of almost 500 crowd funders, an army of over 100 volunteers, and a slate of indie film giants, all of whom have given generously of their time, and expertise.


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