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A Time Comes. The Story of The Kingsnorth Six 

A Time Comes. The Story of The Kingsnorth Six 

Shoot 
GP0STO10Y 
05/18/2009 
Short film that tells the story of the Kingsnorth Six, a group of Greenpeace volunteers who scaled the 220m chimney at a coal fired power station in Kent in 2007 to protest against government plans to build new coal plants across Britain. The six were arrested for their action and charged with causing £30,000 worth of criminal damage to the tower because they painted 'Gordon' down its side. The subsequent trial of the six activists took place at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent in September 2008. The thoughtfully staged Greenpeace defence included testimony from a NASA Director and leading climate scientist, and from environmentalist Zac Goldsmith.

In a ground-breaking decision that reverberated around the world, the jury found the activists not guilty because the damage they did to the smokestack was outweighed by the harm done to the planet by emissions from the power station. The New York Times listed the defence as one of the ideas that defined 2008. 
05/18/2009 
GP03X47 
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★★★★ (E) 
05/18/2009 
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★★★★ (E) 
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