The Deliberate Rebellion

The Deliberate Rebellion is the second film commissioned by Extinction Rebellion and produced by All Hands On. It is about being deliberately deliberative. It is about being deliberate in the quest for a deliberative approach to addressing the climate and ecological emergency. It explains why Extinction Rebellion are demanding that a Citizens‘ Assembly dictate climate policy. And it details how Extinction Rebellion would want it to be implemented.

The film was screened at The Byline Festival as part of an ambitious live Citizens’ Assembly involving audience members. And it was officially launched on 27th August 2019.

Music for the film is by Massive Attack. They generously donated Hymn Of The Big Wheel, which Robert Del Naja remixed over our pictures.

The film took pride of place on the homepage of Extinction Rebellion’s website in support of the launch.

The film took pride of place on the homepage of Extinction Rebellion’s website in support of the launch.

As part of Extinction Rebellion’s events at The Byline Festival, co-founder Roger Hallam spoke about the importance of the Citizens’ Assembly to the organisation’s plans, pithily summarising the deliberately deliberative philosophy highlighted by the film.

A Citizens’ Assembly is not just some incidental add-on. It is essential to creating a semi-decent transition. We’re holding out for a progressive transition. And the essence of that is political legitimacy. A Citizens’ Assembly will have a profound legitimising effect.
— Roger Hallam, Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion