‘Do something’: an intimate look at the personal lives of climate activists

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Documentary The Race to Save the World makes the case for the urgency of climate action by burrowing deep into the lives of those on the frontline

Early in the morning on 2 September 2014, Abby Brockway left her home in Seattle and, along with two dozen other climate activists, drove about a half hour north to a railyard in Everett, Washington. The group erected a massive, chained tripod over the crossed tracks, blocking a large line of oil tank cars. Brockway sat atop the 20ft structure flanked by a flag which read “Cut oil trains, not conductors.”

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