How I got arrested trying to save the planet

by Beckypublished on 25th September 2023

Watch The Last Generation, by filmmaker Ana Gonzalez. The film follows climate activists and members of Ultima Generazione, an Italian group known for causing civil disruption by blocking roads and targeting valued pieces of art.

Activist Martina Maldifassi is tired of her government’s slow reaction to making climate change their priority, and has decided to take matters into her own hands. Together with her teammates, Martina is raising concerns regarding imminent climate disaster by throwing washable paint on public infrastructure highly regarded as national heritage, claiming this is the only way to grab people’s attention. The public is outraged by such a situation, but their statement creates debate: what causes higher disturbance, minor alterations of public art or the pressing state of our climate future?

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