Greenpeace tapped writer/director Olivier Agostini to create a comedic video for their efforts to stop Arctic drilling.
In the nearly four minute video, small-business owner (and whale music afficionado) Gary Stephenson explains to elderly office assistant Dina her latest mission: to attach a banner to an oil rig in the Russian Arctic. He explains the rigorous trials Dina will face on her mission, all of which actually happened to the team of dedicated Greenpeace activists known as the Arctic 30 — including being “blasted by water cannons…shot at, and eventually arrested and detained for 12 months in a Russian prison.” The online film contains actual footage from the real event toward its conclusion.
“This film is a comedic interpretation of a very serious situation that is currently happening in Russia,” said Agostini. “We wanted to draw attention to plight of the Arctic 30 without solely relying on documentary style footage. We hope this film will reach and raise awareness to a broader audience, not just green-minded individuals, in an entertaining and engaging way.”
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