International Documentary Challenges “Eco-terrorist” Label (Video)

by Will Potter on February 10, 2011

in Government Priorities

Arte TV recently aired a fantastic new film that examines the persecution of environmental activists as “eco-terrorists.”

“Les Insurgés de la Terre” (loosely translated: “Eco-Warriors) is a documentary by Philippe Borrel that has aired in France and Germany.

The full film is available on the Arte website in French and German. But don’t worry, if you don’t speak either of those languages (like me) there is a webpage of extended interviews, in English, from:

  • Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
  • Jeff Luers, sentenced to 22 years in prison as a terrorist
  • Cécile Lecomte, a French activist in Allemagne
  • Will Potter,
  • Earth First Humboldt

I’m featured in the film talking about the government’s misplaced priorities, along with the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Here’s the clip from the film (I’m right after an FBI agent and David Martosko). And below are a couple excerpts from the interview.

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