On March 27th, Oil and Gas Action Network is excited to co-host a free screening of the forthcoming film How to Blow Up a Pipeline. After the film we’ll have a short facilitated discussion, and share some resources for people to get more involved in the local climate justice movement. The theater opens at 6pm, with the film starting at 7pm sharp. Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area Chapter and several other local climate action groups are co-sponsoring this exciting screening, and we hope you can join us.
This film adaptation of Andreas Malm’s incendiary nonfiction book is a stunning wake-up call on the imminent dangers of the climate crisis. Following a group of young environmental activists on a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline, this taut and timely thriller is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the existential threat we all face. The film opens in theaters April 7th — so this is a chance for activists to get a sneak peak at what will surely be a controversial movie.
The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet, despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature. With the stakes so high – it’s vital that the climate movement looks at the history of the Suffragettes, the American Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-Apartheid movement, or Indian independence – to deflate the fallacy that historic, transformative change was accomplished by non-violent, state-sanctioned means alone.
The organizers are in no way advocating for violence or blowing up pipelines - and topics like this are serious issues not to be taken lightly. But we do hope this film will contribute to a vital discussion around strategy and tactics for the climate justice movement, and encourage our efforts to be bolder and more effective.
Extinction Rebellion is a 100% non-violent civil disobedience movement aimed at nothing less than radical system change. Our rebellion is fueled by our love for humanity and for all life on earth.