MONTHLY TALK – EMILY JAMES
THURSDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2011
TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world's greatest artists, filmmakers, thinkers and doers with the Lighthouse Monthly Talks. Filmmaker Emily James was our November 2011 speaker. The event also included a screening of her film, Just Do It.
Emily is a former National Film and Television School student with many international awards. Following her first broadcast commission, The Luckiest Nut in the World, the Guardian asserted “Emily James is a genius…and will in time be revered as a television innovator.”
Emily gave us an insight into the secretive world of environmental direct action after spending over a year embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their clandestine activities. Her resulting film, Just Do It, lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws.
Introducing the audience to a powerful cast of mischievous and inspiring characters, Just Do It takes us on an astonishing journey behind the scenes of a community of people who refuse to sit back and allow the destruction of their world. Over the period of a year, filming dozens of actions and with the help of over 30 camera people, Emily James accumulated 400 hours of footage which have resulted in this absorbing 90 minute documentary.
This was an exciting opportunity to watch Just Do It and hear Emily speak about her journey during its production and her career to date.
View photos from the talk on our flickr page
This project has been enabled by Screen South and the GIA Lottery funding programme
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