Just Do It is a film about direct action environmental activism and is filmed through an embedded journalist who chronicles the highs and lows over the course of a year. The film covers G20 protests, interactions with the police and how the decision making process occurs within the groups. But specifically how anyone can become involved in campaigning,
The film follows the personal stories of several environmental activists, one of which stood out for me, Miranda, a self styled “Tea Lady” who talks about how she joined the movement through making cups of tea for activists and then for the police and how “We are British, we do tea”. I was touched by how she was befriended by a female police officer who later then arrested her, which deeply affected Miranda.
The film beautifully humanises some lovely people. I wholeheartedly recommend this feel good film, but also get involved in your local environmental campaigns, Just Do It.