UPDATE: We planned to screen ‘The Troublemaker’ in Northbridge Piazza this Sunday as a free community event, however the City of Perth have decided not to allow us to screen the film, this Sunday or ever.
According to them, the film is “not in line with the City’s programming policies and strategies.”
The film is a documentary about an organic vegetable farmer and a software engineer who feel compelled to act in civil disobedience to protect future generations from the worst impacts of the climate emergency. The City of Perth have silenced public discussion around the climate emergency and the actions required to address it.
We will postpone the screening until Sunday March 7th, and hold it in a to-be-determined location. We still plan to screen the film in a public, outdoor space. Our message is important, and we are committed to getting it out there.
Invite your friends, family and anyone you know who might be curious and let’s flip this around, make it a huge and inspiring event!
Join Extinction Rebellion for a free community screening of ‘The Troublemaker’, an inspiring doco about Extinction Rebellion in the UK.
Join us outdoors in the Northbridge Piazza. There’ll be bean bags!
It is in times of crisis that we find out what really matters to us, that we get to discover who we really are, as individuals and as a society.
‘The Troublemaker’ delves deep into the ideas and emotions behind the international wave of civil-protest, born in the face of the unfolding climate crisis.
The film scratches the niggling itch that is lurking in many of our brains about the extinction of planetary systems that seems to be going on all around us, and the dawning realisation that something has to be done.
It was filmed and edited at a time when, for most of us, ‘global crisis’ was an abstract concept. Now we know better.
With one foot in the past and one in the future, the film casts the reality of global crisis as an opportunity to live life without lies, a life that offers both resilience and joy through the power of collective action.
The film follows the personal awakening of two people as they learn to accept the reality of climate breakdown and decide to do something about it.
One of them is Roger Hallam, key strategist and co-founder of ‘Extinction Rebellion’.
Roger is a former organic farmer and academic expert in the spread of radical protest movements. Beginning in the U.K. in November 2018, his ideas and strategic thinking have helped to inspire thousands of ordinary people to non-violent civil disobedience and mass arrest.
Sylvia Dell is a retired IT worker and mother of 4 from Totnes in South Devon.
She is not a ‘climate activist’ just an ‘ordinary’, sensible, peace loving citizen, doing what she thinks is right.
Facing up to crisis – transforming yourself by overcoming a seemingly insurmountable threat – is THE archetypal story of human civilisation.
But this time the threat is global and may prove fatal.