An in-depth look into Extinction Rebellion (XR) from its beginning in 2018 follows co-founder Roger Hallam, a vegetable farmer from Wales, his passionate daughter Savannah Lovelock, and environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin with years of experience at the United Nations, as they come together with other motivated activists to fight climate change. Their main goal is to create economic disruption to force the United Kingdom government to meet their demands in declaring a climate emergency. After successful protests and many arrests later, Roger’s laser focus on disruption through shutting down Heathrow Airport creates tensions with other activists including Savannah. Additionally social activist Alejandra Piazzolla Ramirez addresses broader issues of racism and exploitation in the global green energy economy which are routinely ignored. Now XR must contend with a new bill looking to outlaw their free speech, their right to protest and will subject them to harsh prison sentences.
Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Kevin Macdonald, this thrilling documentary by first-time filmmakers Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sánchez Bellot captures one of the most important social movements of our time. Inspiring thousands across the globe and influencing policy change in multiple countries, XR becomes the number one influencer on climate awareness.--Judd Taylor