LRSJ and ANUFG present How To Blow Up A Pipeline
ANU Law Reform and Social Justice is excited to join the ANU Film Group in a showing of HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE at 7:30pm on the 19th of October, at the Kambri Theatre, followed by a panel discussion on eco-activism, protest, and movement building with Tim Hollo, Annika Reynolds, and Ben Yates.
The film follows a group of eight young environmental activists, each with a deeply personal stake in the future of our planet, as they plan to sabotage a pipeline in West Texas to disrupt global oil supply. Inspired by Andreas Malm’s radical eco-activist manifesto of the same name, this is a tense, tightly plotted – and timely – heist thriller exploring eco-terrorism as a form of defiant protest.
This event is open for free to all members of the community who register for a ticket.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion:
- Tim Hollo is the Executive Director of the Green Institute, a Visiting Fellow at the ANU’s School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), and a delegate to the federal council of the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance for the Musicians Union. He has been a campaigner and Board Member of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and has written extensively for publications including The Guardian, ABC, The Griffith Review and Crikey. He is the author of Living Democracy: An Ecological Manifesto.
- Annika Reynolds is a legal advocate with experience in climate policy from the government, private and not-for-profit sectors. They are the CEO and Founder of GreenLaw, a youth-led research institute leveraging the vision of the next generation of legal researchers and lawyers to tackle the climate crisis. In 2022, they were appointed an Honorary Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University College of Law to research environmental decision-making practices in Australia. Annika is a climate policy advisor at Ember, and the Environmental and Human Rights Chair at Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
- Ben Yates is a fifth year LLB/BA student and is the President of the ANU Students’ Association. He was previously the ANUSA General Secretary in 2022 and a Senior Resident at Wright Hall through 2021, including during the 2021 COVID outbreak. He has also served on the ANU Appeals Panel. He has a strong interest in the policy responses to SASH and student safety concerns. He is a keen environmentalist and was a co-convenor of the ANU Environment Collective where he co-organised a student referendum on divestment from fossil fuels.