Roots of Resistance

A live animation show celebrating twenty years of the environmental direct action network Earth First!  It gathers together the stories of many activists – from the treetops of Newbury to the tops of power stations.

It uses a magically simple technique – the effect is like an animated zine. This involves using cut out drawings presented against a small black back drop, captured on a video camera and projected live onto a large screen.

The show was first performed in 2011 at the Earth First! summer gathering.

Roots of resistance 2 - Animals cut fence

Roots of resistance 3 - Edifice of capitalism

Roots of resistance 1 - Runnig Fox