We attended a screening of this film on Tuesday 18th October 2011 at Worcester University. Here is a review written by 'Ajay' one of our young volunteers:
“A tale of modern-day outlaws” suggests the tagline of the next Spielberg action packed multi-million dollar film, however director Emily James does just the trick with this 100% true account of environmental groups such as Climate Camp & Plane Stupid.
‘Just Do It’ is a film about the antics of environmental extremists, whether it’s making tea for bailiffs or bike-locking themselves to RBS- it’s an insightful watch to say the least.
Despite the serious tone of the film (you can’t get much more serious than impending doom from climate change) James filmed over 300hours of film not just to show us the nitty gritty stuff but to also give us an insight into the people who are fuelled to cut through fences in the name of Mother Nature.
While watching the film I was inspired by the courage of the people throughout who not only shared my personal views- they didn’t mind kicking ass along the way to get themselves heard.
The only downside to the film would be that after watching over an hour of people taking extreme action, you have no choice but to do the same.
This may sound like the basis for every soppy Hollywood film- but ‘Just Do It’ is about not giving up & following your dreams (but here’s the twist) even if you do end up being arrested a few times.