The People’s Voice | earthrise

Public anger and disillusionment at how politicians are failing to tackle the environmental crisis is on the rise. I wanted to make a programme that explored this.

Luckily, our shooting schedule coincided with the first long protest against the British government by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion in April 2019. It made waves by shutting down the streets of London for two weeks and, as a result, the UK government declared a climate emergency.

And in the US, we followed the Sunrise Movement, which was set up in April 2017 by six young people deeply concerned about their future and the effects of climate change. Now they have thousands of supporters, and this number is growing rapidly.