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Story Publication logo April 11, 2023

How I Got Arrested Trying To Save the Planet


activists hold a sign for Ultima Generazione

This short documentary tells the story of Martina (23), an Italian primary school teacher. The...

Video courtesy of Al Jazeera. Italy, 2023.

We follow climate activists and members of Ultima Generazione, an Italian group known for causing civil disruption by blocking roads and targeting valued pieces of art.

Activist Martina Maldifassi is tired of her government’s slow reaction to making climate change their priority, and has decided to take matters into her own hands.

Together with her teammates, Martina is raising concerns regarding imminent climate disaster by throwing washable paint on public infrastructure highly regarded as national heritage, claiming this is the only way to grab people’s attention.

The public is outraged by such a situation, but their statement creates debate: what causes higher disturbance, minor alterations of public art or the pressing state of our climate future?

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