Still from Above All Else
Still from Above All Else
 

On Demand

Above All Else

par John Fiege
An inspired story of how direct action activists take to the tree-tops and work with land owners to fight against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
2014  ·  1h35m  ·  United States
Anglais
À propos du film
One man risks his family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist and circus performer, from the moment that he discovers survey stakes on his land, through years of activism and civic engagement, to four climatic days in September 2012, when Daniel made a final stand against the pipeline. Backed into a legal and financial corner, he rallies an eccentric group of neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree top blockade of the controversial project. We see pressure mounting from local officials, other East Texas residents, and TransCanada’s legal maneuvers until Daniel is forced to confront his deepest motivations, and the fight becomes, as he says, “a battle in your soul.” Inspired by his example, other East Texas residents and a band of young, Occupy-inspired activists embark on their own acts of civil disobedience with different degrees of success. What begins as a stand against corporate bullying and property rights abuse would become a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide. Photographed in beautiful, cinematic HD by director/cinematographer John Fiege, an intimate portrait emerges of unforgettable characters and their East Texas home, interwoven with an exploration of how they were driven to drastic action—ordinary people transformed into political actors through circumstances not of their choosing.
Projections à venir

Restez à l'écoute pour des projections à venir!

Festivals et prix
2014
SXSW FIlm Festival, World Premiere
2014
Global Visions Film Festival, Winner: Best North American Documentary
2014
Dallas International Film Festival, Winner: Silverheart Special Jury Prize
2014
Hot Docs, Official Selection
2014
Sarasota Film Festival, Official Selection
2014
Atlanta Film Festival, Official Selection
2012
, Nominee: Texas Independent Film Award
Dans la presse
Critique
The Austin Chronicle
Critique
Variety
Critique
Hollywood Reporter
Editor
Leah Marino
Producer
Anita Grabowski and Christopher Lucas
Production Company
Fiege Films
Executive Producers
Executive Producer: Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill, Janet MacGillivray Wallace and Paul Bassis
Soundtrack Composer
Justin Sherburn

Share

Partager sur facebook
Facebook
Partager sur twitter
Twitter
Partager sur linkedin
LinkedIn
Partager sur reddit
Reddit
Partager sur tumblr
Tumblr
Partager sur stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Partager sur pocket
Pocket
Partager sur telegram
Telegram
Partager sur email
Email

Partager

Partager sur facebook
Facebook
Partager sur twitter
Twitter
Partager sur linkedin
LinkedIn
Partager sur reddit
Reddit
Partager sur tumblr
Tumblr
Partager sur stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Partager sur pocket
Pocket
Partager sur telegram
Telegram
Partager sur email
Email