‘No Pressure’: Banned 10:10 Climate Film

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There’s been considerable backlash against Richard Curtis’ short film No Pressure, which was made for the 10:10 campaign, an organization set up to encourage people to reduce their carbon use by 10% in 2010, reports the UK’s Observer newspaper.

The film, which stars Gillian Anderson and has music from Radiohead, was released on the 10:10 website on Friday, only to be pulled hours later amid protest over the 4-minute film’s content.  No Pressure shows environmental campaigners blowing-up “recalcitrant members of the public”, including 2 schoolchildren and ex-soccer star, David Ginola, in the style of Monty Python or South Park.

It’s a WTF moment; and yet, the film’s removal reveals that some people may consider the vague possibility of causing offense as far more important than saving the planet.
 

 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion