Today’s guest on the show is Deia Schlosberg. Deia is an extremely talented filmmaker, who was unexpectedly arrested after documenting a civil disobedience action in Northern North Dakota back in October of 2016.
There was a wave of arrests of journalists working to document pipeline protests in the fall of 2016, but Deia’s arrest really shook the filmmaking world because she was charged with three counts of conspiracy and was facing a maximum penalty of 45 years in prison, without having actually committed a crime.
It was Deia’s story that, in part, inspired me to travel to Standing Rock and get involved in covering these types of issues here on the podcast.
So I am extremely excited to have Deia on as our guest for today’s show – in addition to her recent work covering issues related to oil pipelines and civil disobedience, she was a producer on Josh Fox’s most recent film How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change – which in my opinion is one of the most powerful climate change films to be released in recent years.
How to Let Go of the World (and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change) – part 3 in Josh Fox’s “Gasland trilogy”, (Deia was a producer on the project)
The Reluctant Radical – Lindsay Grayzel’s film about Ken Ward (Deia is a producer on the project)
#ShutItDown – Climate Direct Action – stay up to date on the trails of the “valve-turners” that Deia was documenting when she was arrested in October 2016.
Pale Blue Dot Media – Deia’s production company
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