<i>A Time Comes</i> - A film by Nick Broomfield

| 4th June 2009
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In 2007 six Greenpeace activists attempted to shut Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent but were served a High Court injunction by a police helicopter.
 

Before they were able to paint 'GORDON BIN IT!' down the side of the chimney the operation was halted.

Celebrating the spirit of direct action, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield and Bright Green Pictures have made A Time Comes, the story of the Kingsnorth six.

The activists were tried and acquitted in a landmark case in September 2008 for their protest at government plans to build a new generation of coal-fired power stations. The jury found their action justified when considering damage to property caused around the world by CO2 emissions from the plant.

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Learn more about the film and the July 4th action at Kingsnorth

Photo: © Greenpeace / Will Rose

This article first appeared in the Ecologist June 2009

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