Melting Point| 10mins
Director: Jim Wickens | Producer: Eco Storm
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United Kingdom
â€œMelting Pointâ€ is the Ecologist Film Unit's second release, and documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become a mainstay of government and big business' response to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the United Kingdom. Released prior to a major protest at Kingsnorth Power Station in 2008, this exclusive and powerful film exposes the extraordinary tactics being used to reframe concerned citizens, exercising their right to protest, as dangerous terrorists. The environmental consequences of climate change are already affecting the lives of millions in the developing world and beyond. Focusing on the experiences of British environmental activists and NGOs in their increasingly bitter conflicts with the police, the Ecologist Film Unit are provided unparalleled access to the workings of a major campaigning organization where they witness first hand the police tactics used to manipulate public opinion against them.